The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present the President's Awards to Richard Schroder at an Aug. 5 luncheon and ceremony in conjunction with summer commencement. The President's Award recognizes outstanding professional or personal achievements or service to UW-Eau Claire.
Schroder, a 1977 UW-Eau Claire College of Business graduate, is an accomplished information management executive. An entrepreneur, Schroder and his partner have developed a company, Trident Group LLC, for building energy-efficient/intelligent homes. The homes use geothermal heating and air conditioning and intelligent (smart) devices to run their various systems.
Schroder has returned to UW-Eau Claire numerous times to speak to Beta Upsilon Signma, a professional student group. In November, Schroder spent a week on campus visiting several classes and participating in university events. Schroder and his wife, Evelyn Zabo, have also established a fund through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to support several student scholarships.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau