Saturday, April 18, 2015

Former Sunoco exec to fund $2.5M Villanova engineering lab

Former Sunoco CEO John "Jack" Drosdick. (File photo)
Former Sunoco CEO John "Jack" Drosdick. (File photo)

John "Jack" G. Drosdick, the retired Sunoco Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, has committed $2.5 million to Villanova University to fund a new Engineering Innovation Lab in the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER).

Drosdick, a Bryn Mawr resident, is a 1965 Villanova engineering graduate. He was chair of the university's Board of Trustees from 2001-08.

The Engineering Innovation Lab will feature a two-story, 3,330 square-foot open garage equipped with an overhead crane that will enable engineering work that cannot be taught in a classroom.

- Inquirer staff

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