General Motors CEO Mary Barra is scheduled to deliver a commencement address to graduates at the University of Michigan today, but two groups have now publicly spoken out against her presence at the ceremony.
According to The Detroit Free Press, the Graduate Employees Organization passed a resolution which asks the Ann Arbor-based school to revoke Barra’s invitation to the event. The group is citing her involvement in the recall of 2.6 million GM vehicles for faulty ignition switches which have been tied to 13 deaths as their reasoning. The resolution has also been supported by the Student Union of Michigan.
The Free Press reached out to GM spokesman Jim Cain in regards to the matter, who said the automaker had no comment.
School spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said U of M is “honored to have Mary Barra” and looks “forward to hearing her remarks on Saturday.” It has no plans to revoke Barra’s invitation.