Vernon Ross recently accepted the new position as the Director of STEM & Generations Engagement for Lockheed Martin Corporation Culture, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs. In his new role, Ross will develop and lead STEM higher education and generational initiatives across the Corporation. Specific responsibilities include partnering with Talent Acquisition to implement a comprehensive higher education program and developing programs across Lockheed Martin that will address generational issues. He has extensive experience in areas of STEM, formal training programs aligned with business goals and overall mission, and higher education. He designed and launched the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Talent Management Initiative including the Lockheed Martin Cyber University. He received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Jackson State University ('82), a Master’s degree in Computer Education from Philadelphia University, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.