John "Jack" G. Drosdick, the retired Sunoco Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, has committed $2.5 million to Villanova University to fund a new Engineering Innovation Lab in the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER).

Drosdick, a Bryn Mawr resident, is a 1965 Villanova engineering graduate. He was chair of the university's Board of Trustees from 2001-08.

The Engineering Innovation Lab will feature a two-story, 3,330 square-foot open garage equipped with an overhead crane that will enable engineering work that cannot be taught in a classroom.

- Inquirer staff