Alumnus Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Roger Schultz to speak at UIU commencement ceremonies on May 9

Roger Schultz

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Roger C. Schultz

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 20, 2015) –Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Roger C. Schultz, a member of the UIU Class of 1989, will deliver the commencement address during the 153rd commencement ceremonies on the Fayette campus, Saturday, May 9.  Weather permitting, both ceremonies will be held outdoors at Harms-Eischeid Stadium. In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will be moved into Dorman Memorial Gymnasium.

A native of LeMars, Iowa, Schultz joined the Iowa National Guard in 1963 at age 17 and spent 43 years on active duty and in the National Guard.  Schultz completed 4 years as an enlisted Soldier and began his military career as a Track Vehicle Mechanic. He is a graduate of the Iowa Military Academy. Schultz was mobilized with the 2nd Battalion 133rd Infantry in 1968.  In Vietnam, he led an Infantry Platoon and later a Scout Platoon in the 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry. While in Iowa he commanded Company B 2nd Battalion 133rd Infantry, the 1st Battalion 168th Infantry, and the 2nd Brigade 34th Division.  He also served as Operations Officer, Chief of Staff and Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa Army National Guard. He also served as the Army’s Deputy Director of Operations before becoming the Army National Guard director in 1998.

Schultz earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the Upper Iowa University-Des Moines center. He also graduated from the U.S. Army War College and earned a master’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg State University

After retiring from the military in 2005, Schultz served as a Senior Vice President, Chief of Operations and President of Universal Systems and Technology. He later moved to the Lockheed Martin Corporation and has also held the positions of senior vice president and chief operating officer of SENTEL, an engineering, technology and services company

Two UIU commencement ceremonies will be held on May 9. Students from the UIU School of Business, the masters of business administration program, and the School of Science and Mathematics will receive diplomas in a 10 a.m. ceremony. The 2:30 p.m. ceremony will present diplomas to graduates from the Andres School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts, the masters of education and masters of higher education administration programs and master's degrees in public administration program. 

Although not all graduates participate in commencement, some 2,000 UIU students are eligible for graduation this year. Graduates represent not only the Fayette campus, but also UIU's centers in the United States, its international centers, and the online or independent study programs.
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