Haden Land Selected as President of Foundation Board

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.—Haden Land, vice president of engineering and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)–Civil product line, has been selected president of the Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc. Land has provided strategic planning guidance during more than two years of service on the foundation board. In 2011, he established theCathy Jo Land nursing education scholarship at Prince George’s Community College in honor of his wife, a community college graduate and experienced healthcare professional.   

“I look forward to bringing my expertise in the engineering and information technology industries to the foundation’s campaign to strengthen the next generation of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math education),” said Land. “I have a passion for playing a leadership role and igniting interest in the private and public sector to bolster support for transforming lives at Prince George’s Community College,” he added.  

Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1984, Land has held a series of positions in information technology development and management. He currently leads research and development, engineering performance, industry-academic partnerships and emerging technology planning at Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions’ Civil business unit. Land serves as a board director on the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council, which supports a diverse STEM workforce.  

Land holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Potsdam University where he is a trustee and has endowed a permanent scholarship for STEM related internships within the aerospace and defense industry. He is a recipient of the university’s Minerva Award for professional lifetime achievement. Land earned a master's degree in computer information science from Syracuse University and received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Capitol College, where he is also a trustee. 

The Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc. is operated exclusively as a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization for the charitable purposes of further educational programs, facilities and opportunities at Prince George’s Community College by providing financial resources to meet its goals and objectives.  Funds are used for scholarships, academic programs and activities, faculty research and development, student services and events, college facilities and equipment, and other needs.    

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.    

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