NASA Administrator Names Woodrow Whitlow Associate Administrator for Mission Support

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named
Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., the associate administrator for Mission
Support at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Whitlow will continue to
serve as the director of NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland
until a successor is named.

In this new position, Whitlow will be responsible for most NASA
management operations, including human capital, budget and systems
support as well as a variety of other vital cross agency business,
institutional and contract support functions.

"Woodrow is a dedicated and valued member of my senior leadership
team, and I am pleased he agreed to accept this new challenge,"
Bolden said. "As the agency moves forward, we need to streamline the
way we do business with a fresh approach and an eye for strategic
management and investments. I know the people of Glenn will miss
Woodrow, but the entire agency will again have the opportunity to
benefit from his insight and experience."

As the Glenn director since Dec. 25, 2005, Whitlow has led a workforce
of more than 3,400 civil service and support service contractors. The
center is distinguished by its unique blend of aeronautics and
spaceflight research and development experience.

Before being named director of Glenn, Whitlow served as the deputy
director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He assisted the
director in determining and implementing center policy and managing
and implementing the center's missions and agency program
responsibilities. Areas of responsibility included processing,
launch, and recovery of launch vehicles, processing of spacecraft and
acquisition of launch services.

Prior to his appointment as deputy director at Kennedy, Whitlow was
the director of Research and Technology at Glenn.

Whitlow began his NASA career in 1979 as a research scientist at the
agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He assumed various
positions of increasing responsibility before moving to Glenn in
1998. In 1994, he served as director of the Critical Technologies
Division in the Office of Aeronautics at NASA Headquarters.

Whitlow earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate
in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of

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