Susan Hackwood

Susan Hackwood
Executive Director, California Council on Science and Technology
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering,University of California, Riverside
CNS Affiliation
National Advisory Board
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Professor Susan Hackwood is currently Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology. CCST is a non-profit corporation sponsored by the key academic institutions in the State. The Council operates as an independent 30-member assembly of corporate CEOs, academicians, scientists and scholars of the highest distinction. Modeled after the National Research Council, CCST is a unique State Institution that is governed by a 10 member Board of Directors composed of representatives of the sponsoring academic institutions


Dr. Hackwood is an active participant in regional and state economic partnerships. She was initiator of the California Manufacturing Extension Program, the Center for Environmental Research and Technology and the Consortium for Crime Control and Public Safety Technology. In 1996, Governor Wilson appointed her to the California Information Technology Commission. Dr. Hackwood was recently recognized and awarded the 1998 Inland Valley ATHENA Award for professional accomplishment, community service and mentorship of women.