Lloyd “Buzz” Waterhouse, a founding member of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors, was one of eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in June.
Waterhouse worked in various industries, including high-tech, automotive retailing, publishing, education, and supply chain. Later in his career, he aligned his deep experience in technology with a love for education at McGraw-Hill Education, transforming the company into a leader in outcomes-based, digital learning solutions. Waterhouse retired as president and chief executive officer in 2014 and remains a member of the Instructure board of directors. He is also a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital.
Waterhouse says Penn State and Smeal are “special places.”
“Like anything in life, you get more out of something – whether a career, relationship, or a college – by giving back,” he says. “It’s such a huge honor to be involved at Penn State and to be recognized as a distinguished alumnus.”
Waterhouse, a 1973 graduate with a degree in finance, was honored in 1997 with the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award.
– Anne Louise Cropp