2013 marked the 100th anniversary of President Gerald R. Ford's birth. To honor our namesake's legacy, the Ford School hosted several of President Ford's lifelong colleagues and friends. These distinguished visitors included "Energy Czar" Frank Zarb, General Brent Scowcroft, Ambassador Carla Hills, 56th Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and 72nd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and member of the Ford administration, Paul O'Neill.
Paul O'Neill delivered the Charge to the Class of 2013 at last year's Ford School commencement ceremony. During his visit to Ann Arbor, O'Neill also participated in a student discussion facilitated by Professor Marina Whitman and met with students and their families at our Commencement Open House.
O'Neill's visit was captured on camera for the second in a series of Ford Legacy videos—a project that brings to life President Ford's political and personal legacies here at the University of Michigan and the Ford School.
In December, the Ford School posted the first Ford Legacy video, featuring General Brent Scowcroft.