France Córdova Receives Honorary Doctorate from Purdue

May 14, 2012

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France Córdova (PhD '79), entering the final months of her term, which ends in July after five years, is the Purdue's the first woman president.

"President Córdova has shown enormous commitment to protecting and enhancing the value of a Purdue degree and increasing opportunities for students," Purdue trustees chair Keith Krach said. "She's also been a good steward for Purdue in containing costs while generating new revenue sources."

Córdova came to Purdue from the University of California Riverside, where she served as chancellor from 2002-07. Before that, she was vice chancellor at the University of California Santa Barbara and the first female chief scientist at NASA.

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