Raytheon's Rebecca Rhoads inducted into Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering
2014 Hall of Fame
Raytheon GBS President and CIO champion of diversity, women and STEM
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 20, 2014
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is
proud to congratulate Rebecca Rhoads, president, Global Business Services
(GBS) and chief information officer, on her induction into California State
Polytechnic, Pomona, College of Engineering's 2014 Hall of Fame.
Appropriately, the public hall of fame event will be held today on National
Engineers Week's "Girl Day."
Rhoads is one of 22 inductees and among only four women in this year's hall of
fame class for the Cal Poly engineering school. View a full list of 2014
inductees at: http://www.csupomona.edu/~engineering/giving/inductees_2014.pdf
"During Rebecca's 35 years with Raytheon, she has excelled as a leader, role
model and mentor who consistently gives back as an engineer," said William H.
Swanson, Raytheon Chairman and CEO. "We are thrilled that she is part of the
inaugural Engineering Hall of Fame and congratulate her on this well-deserved
With two Cal Poly engineering degrees (bachelor's and master's in electrical
engineering), Rhoads rose through the Raytheon ranks to CIO and on to her
present elected officer position, leading GBS to improve company services and
customer solutions. She is also the company's diversity champion, leading its
Diversity Council, and has been an active advocate in encouraging women to
pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
"If my example and this honor serve for anything, it is to underscore the
tremendous opportunity for women in all areas of engineering, and how they can
lead innovation, be creative and make a difference," said Rhoads. "For me,
making a difference in support of a mission that I believe in – helping our
military and its allies – has been undeniably rewarding."
For more on Rhoads' career and a downloadable image, visit:
About Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering and Hall of Fame
Part of an ongoing celebration of the university's 75^th anniversary and the
college of engineering's 55th anniversary, the Hall of Fame marks the
college's second major anniversary event, with the remaining initiatives
focused on student retention and diversity and enhancing leadership
development for engineering students.
Founded in 1957, Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering maintains one of the
most recognized engineering programs in the country. Its undergraduate program
ranks third nationally among public universities, master's category, according
to the U.S. News & World Report and also boasts the largest mechanical
engineering and civil engineering program in all of California. For more
information, please contact the College of Engineering at (909) 869-2513 or
email the college at email@example.com.
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as
cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.comand follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
SOURCE Raytheon Company
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