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Ken Hargreaves Appointed External Relations Officer

May 14, 2019

To: The Caltech Community
From: Diana Jergovic, Vice President, Strategy Implementation; Acting Vice President, Development & Institute Relations
Date: May 14, 2019
Re: Ken Hargreaves appointed External Relations Officer

I am delighted to announce that Ken Hargreaves has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Strategy Implementation, and External Relations Officer (ERO).

As ERO, Ken will maintain and cultivate relationships, direct activity, and, as appropriate, represent Caltech with federal, state, regional, and local elected officials and government agencies. Ken is the primary collaborator with our Washington, D.C., colleagues, Lewis-Burke Associates, and is charged with coordinating advocacy activities on behalf of campus and JPL. Ken will continue to support select strategic initiatives across the Institute and manage the Campus Event Productions group that works closely with Campus Programs.

Ken assumes this role with 10 years of experience at Caltech. During this time, he has worked on a broad range of Institute efforts, including oversight of the design and construction group within Facilities, working as Caltech's institutional research officer, serving as the assistant vice president for strategy implementation, and most recently serving as the acting ERO. In this interim capacity, Ken has maintained our deep ties with Washington, D.C., fostered a closer partnership with colleagues in JPL's office of legislative and government affairs, enhanced our relationship with the state legislature and agencies, and continued to partner closely and productively with the City of Pasadena.

Prior to joining Caltech, Ken held leadership positions in the U.S. Navy and at the Los Angeles Unified School District. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in environmental science and engineering from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the University of West Florida.

Please join me in congratulating Ken on his new role.