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P.J. "Jim" Adam, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1956

Chairman and C.E.O., Black & Veatch
1995 DESA Recipient
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P.J. “Jim” Adam has made noteworthy contributions to the electric power industry and leads one of the country’s largest engineering firms. His support of KU and his community has been outstanding.


Engineering Research Highlights

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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