The honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for the Undergraduate Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony is Ms. Stephanie Cole Hill ’86. Ms. Hill will be receiving an Honorary Doctor of Public Service Degree.
Stephanie C. Hill is the Vice President & General Manager of Lockheed Martin’s Cyber, Ships & Advanced Technologies (CSAT) line of business for Rotary and Mission Systems.
In this role, Ms. Hill oversees the strategy and execution of all CSAT programs, a diverse portfolio that includes the Littoral Combat Ship program; Coast Guard systems; fixed wing mission systems; unmanned aerial systems; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; cyber solutions; electronic products; information technology services for U.S. and international postal services; lasers and sensor systems; and vertical launch platforms.
Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1987 as a software engineer, Ms. Hill has held positions of increasing responsibility including: Vice President & General Manager of Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil business; Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit; and Vice President & General Manager of the Electronic Systems Mission Systems & Sensors business.
Ms. Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of S&P Global, a leading provider of independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to capital and commodity markets worldwide. She also serves as chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee and sits on the Boards of Directors for the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation and Project Lead the Way, the nation’s leading provider of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
Ms. Hill has been recognized for her career achievements and community outreach, especially in the advancement of STEM education. She was recognized as one of Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders and one of Maryland’s 19th Annual International Leadership Awardees by the World Trade Center Institute. In 2014, Ms. Hill was named the U.S. Black Engineer of the Year by Career Communications Group and included on EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 list, recognizing the achievements of African-Americans in a variety of fields. In 2013, she received an AFCEA Heroines in Technology Award and earned the President’s Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee for support of minority business development. Deeply committed to the development of others, Ms. Hill mentors many students and Lockheed Martin professionals.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Hill graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics.