Tim Solso '69 is 'International Citizen of the Year'

Tim Solso '69 is 'International Citizen of the Year'

July 1, 2011

89658July 1, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Theodore M. "Tim" Solso, chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored as the 2011 International Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented by the Indianapolis-based International Center on September 15 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

"Since 1985, The International Center has honored an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Indiana and the world in the fields of business, culture, education, government, medicine, media, research, sports or community service," notes the organization. "Tim Solso has a long history of good and innovative work in the state of Indiana. Tim, with Cummins in various roles since 1971, has been instrumental in overseeing a bulk of the international growth of Cummins business."

Besides leading a global workforce of approximately 24,000 employees in more than 160 countries, Solso also chairs the Cummins Foundation, one of the oldest corporate foundations in the United States, which focuses on supporting environmental, education and social justice initiatives in the communities and countries where Cummins operates. 97374

In 2007, Cummins began a partnership with DePauw which funds partial scholarships for students from India -- where the company has major operations --  to attend DePauw.  The engine maker also provides internships at its operations in India for DePauw students.

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A past member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, Tim Solso was named last year as one of America's "30 Most Respected CEOs" by Barrons and was one of five finalists for MarketWatch's "CEO of the Decade."

On May 22 he delivered the principal address to DePauw's Class of 2011 and received an honorary doctoral degree at the University's 172nd annual commencement. A summary of his address, "What Will Be My Contribution?," including links to video and audio clips, can be found here. The entire speech is available on YouTube.