Alumna Named to the UCLA Foundation Board of Directors

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Susan Baumgarten (BS’ 73, MS’ 76, MBA ’79) was recently appointed to the board of directors for the UCLA Foundation.

Susan Baumgarten holds several degrees from UCLA: a bachelor’s in biochemistry and in mathematics, a master’s in electrical engineering, and a master’s in business administration. She is an executive in residence at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and immediate past president of UCLA’s Women and Philanthropy program. She has a breadth of experience in executive leadership, business development and systems engineering at Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon Company. She was a corporate vice president of Raytheon, an aerospace and defense electronics firm that at the time employed more than 80,000 and had annual revenues exceeding $20 billion. She served as president of Raytheon International, integrating activities in 76 countries throughout the world. During her career, Baumgarten led business and organizational turnarounds, demonstrating her abilities as a visionary and business strategist.

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The UCLA Foundation enables individuals to turn philanthropy into action to make a global impact as it manages donated resources for the advancement of UCLA.

For the full press release, please visit the UCLA Foundation.