Firms Led by Two Alums Among USA's Top 50 Companies for Diversity
April 6, 2007
April 6, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), led by chairman and CEO Tim Solso '69 (seen at left), and General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), guided by charman and CEO Steve Sanger '68 (pictured below right), are both among the nation's top 50 companies for diversity, according to a new survey by DiversityInc magazine. General Mills is #32, while Cummins is #38.
DiversityInc examines a number of factors, including the commitment of the chief executive officer to diversity, human capital, corporate communications and supplier diversity.
Both companies have received wide praise in recent years for their diversity efforts. General Mills was Business Ethics magazine's "Best Corporate Citizen" in 2003, while Cummins took the top honor two years later. General Mills has also been named on Working Mother magazine's annual list of 100 best employers for working mothers. Cummins was named to Fortune magazine's list of 50 best places for minorities in 2000.
Tim Solso -- who is a member of the University's Board of Trustees -- and Cummins' India operation recently announced a plan to fund partial scholarships to allow students from India to attend DePauw.
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