John Fulton, a retired CH2M Hill executive, will be mentoring students at Washington State University Tri-Cities, assisting with research and helping expand public and private partnerships to help graduates be prepared for work.
He has been appointed the second volunteer executive in residence, WSU Tri-Cities announced Tuesday. The first was Bob Popielarczyk, named as a volunteer executive in residence in January not long after he retired as a CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. vice president.
Fulton is the retired president of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co., which is responsible for central Hanford cleanup and groundwater cleanup at the nuclear reservation. A native of the Tri-Cities, he worked at Hanford off and on from 1979 until fall 2014.
The executive in residence program focuses on supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics.