It is with great sadness that we inform our students, alumni, friends and professional associates of the loss of INTM's longtime director, Dr. Keith E. McKee, whopassed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the age of 81.
Considered by many as IIT's Champion of Industry, McKee was an IIT alumnus (CE '50, MS '56, PhD '62) with five decades of service to the university. He founded the Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) program in 1994 after retiring from a 30+ year career at IIT Research Institute, where for over 18 years his focus was on assisting hundreds of Chicagoland manufacturers to improve productivity and competitiveness.
In his honor, the scholarship fund which McKee established in 1996 for INTM students was formally renamed to the Keith E. McKee Scholarship Fund. Gifts in Keith's memory may be made to the McKee Scholarship Fund at IIT, c/o Kay Callan, 10 W. 35th Street, 17th Floor, Chicago IL 60616.
In addition, the university has planted a tree in McKee's honor on the west side of the 3424 S. State Building. The Linden tree represents strength and longevity, characteristics representative of Dr. McKee in his service and dedication to IIT.
For more information, please contact Pamela Houser, INTM Program Manager, at 312.567.3584.