General Motors Leader to serve as Executive Speaker During Business Series
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at noon
ORANGEBURG, SC - SC State University’s Executive Speaker Series will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at noon in the Bleacher Hall Auditorium with speaker Cedric Dukes, ’92, group manager for vehicle engineering at General Motors in Warren, Mich.
Dukes will present on the topic: "The Automotive Industry's Impact on Economic Recovery.” As group manager, Dukes leads a team responsible for electrical wiring and packaging in launching the new Cadillac ATS. In previous job roles, he served as a cost and quality manager where he was responsible for significant savings for the company. He also held the position of global commodity purchasing manager in which he managed revenue, cost, and quality worldwide.
Dukes is the author of two books, Hostile Takeover – Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances and the newly released book, The Power of Time - Living a Life of No Regrets. He has also written for several national and regional publications and has spoken at national conferences across the U.S., as well as made guest appearances on national radio shows.
Dukes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University in 1992 and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology from Wayne State University in 1997.
While at SC State University, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Currently, he serves as scholarship chairperson of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Oakland County, Mich. and is a member of the South Carolina State University Board of Visitors.Dukes is married and is the father of two children. He and his family reside in Shelby Township, Mich.
About SC State
Founded in 1896 as a land grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, South Carolina State University has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., with a student population of some 4,500, South Carolina State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools.