Microsoft Hires Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe To Board Of Directors

Posted Mar 9, 2009

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe has been recruited to join the Microsoft Corporation Board of Directors.  This brings the board size to about 10 members including Bill Gates.

“Maria has made significant research contributions to computer science and mathematics, and we are very fortunate to have her join Microsoft’s board of directors,” stated Bill Gates. “In particular, I think her close connection to university students and the way they shape computing trends will bring an important perspective to the board.”

Klawe has been president of the college since 2006 and previously was the dean of engineering and comp. sci. at Princeton.  Klawe also worked for IBM Research for 8 years.

[via AP]