POTSDAM Clarkson University President Tony Collins announced today that Lawrence J. Delaney, of Potomac, Md., was elected to serve as the chair of the Universitys board of trustees during the boards spring meeting this weekend.
Mr. Delaney, a member of the Clarkson class of 1957 and 1958, is the retired executive vice president, operations and president of the Advanced Systems Development Sector at Titan Corporation.
As only the 20th leader of the board since Clarkson was founded in 1896, Mr. Delaney succeeds Thomas E. Holliday, who requested an orderly transition of leadership to coincide with the launch of a major long-range planning process this summer.
Mr. Delaney has been a University trustee since 2005.
Mr. Delaney has more than 40 years of international experience in high technology program acquisition, management and engineering. Prior to joining Titan, Delaney was chairman of the board, CEO and president of Areté Associates.
He completed his public service in 2001, as acting undersecretary of the Air Force. He was sworn in as assistant secretary of the Air Force (acquisition), a presidential appointment position requiring Senate confirmation in 1999.
He also held the position of chief information officer of the Air Force. From January 20 until June 1, 2001, Mr. Delaney also held the position of acting secretary of the Air Force.