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03/16/2004 08:00:00

Caltech to Feature HP's Carly Fiorinaas 2004 Commencement Speaker

PASADENA--California Institute of Technology President David Baltimore announced today that Carly Fiorina, chairman and chief executive officer of HP, will be the commencement speaker at the Institute at 10 a.m. on June 11 on Beckman Mall on campus.

One of the country's most recognizable corporate executives, Fiorina has led HP since 1999 to invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit, and improve the lives of customers--with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible.

Prior to joining HP, Fiorina spent nearly 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of senior leadership positions. Fiorina holds a bachelor's degree in medieval history and philosophy from Stanford University; a master's degree in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park; and a master of science degree from MIT's Sloan School.

Founded in 1891, Caltech is located on a 124-acre campus in Pasadena. The Institute also manages the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory and operates eight other off-campus astronomical, seismological, and marine biology facilities. Caltech has an enrollment of some 2,000 students, more than half of whom are in graduate studies, and a faculty of about 280 professorial members and 65 research members, and some 560 postdoctoral scholars. Caltech employs a staff of more than 2,600 on campus and 5,100 at JPL.

U.S. News &World Report consistently ranks Caltech's undergraduate and graduate programs as being among the nation's best. The average SAT score of members of recent incoming freshman classes has consistently been at 1500.

Written by Robert Tindol