SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAIC, Inc. (NYSE: SAI) announced today that Dr. France A. Cordova , president of Purdue University and an internationally recognized astrophysicist, has been elected as a member of the SAIC board of directors effective Feb. 21, 2008 . She will serve on the Compensation Committee and the Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Cordova became the eleventh president of Purdue University in July 2007 . Prior to joining Purdue, she served as chancellor at the University of California, Riverside, from 2002 to 2007. Cordova has also served as professor of physics and vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Santa Barbara .
From 1993 to 1996, she was chief scientist at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), serving as the primary scientific advisor to the NASA administrator and the principal interface between NASA headquarters and the broader scientific community. In 1997, Ms. Cordova was named one of Hispanic Business magazine's "100 Most Influential Hispanics" and in 2002 was named one of its "80 Elite Hispanic Women."
Cordova graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in English and from
"I am honored by this opportunity to work with a company that plays an important role in our nation's security," Cordova said. "I hope my experience as a staff member and advisor to federal laboratories, as well as my advocacy for the role of higher education in informing all aspects of public policy, will serve the SAIC board well."
" Dr. Cordova 's record of achievement as a scientist and academic leader makes her an outstanding addition to our board," said Ken Dahlberg , SAIC chairman and chief executive officer. "We look forward to her contributions."
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