Stevens Institute of Technology Names First Female Chairperson
For the first time in 143, a woman will be the head of the board of trustees.
The Stevens Institute of Technology has named a woman to be the chairperson of the board of trustees for the first time in the school's history.
Virginia Ruesterholz, a 1983 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, will be the board's top member starting in May, the school announced today.
Ruesterholz had a nearly 30-year career at Verizon before retiring in 2012. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Stevens and a master's degree in telecommunications management from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.
“Now more than ever, the world is calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to address society’s most pressing challenges and drive economic growth," Ruesterholz said in a statement. "This is Stevens’ particular forte."