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Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis announces retirement from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland

Dr. Pérez-Davis spent 38 years with NASA. In 2020, she was promoted to director of the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, announced her retirement on Monday afternoon via Twitter. 

Her retirement announcement comes after working for NASA for 38 years. Pérez-Davis' retirement will be effective June 17.

“Marla’s four decades of service to NASA have made a remarkable impact on critical agency goals and missions in aeronautics, human exploration and, of course, on Glenn Research Center,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson in a media release. “Her trailblazing legacy is the members of the Artemis Generation she has inspired to believe they, too, can work for, and lead, at NASA. I wish her well in her future endeavors.”

In a post on Twitter, Pérez-Davis  thanked everyone for the ‘incredible journey’ she was a part of at the Glenn Research Center. 

In Jan. 2020, Glenn began her time as director of the research center after serving as the facility's acting director since Oct. 2019. 

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Pérez-Davis had previously held several different positions at NASA Glenn, including deputy center director and deputy director of the Research and Engineering Directorate.

Dr. Pérez-Davis shared on Twitter that a search for the next NASA Glenn Research Center director is underway. More news and information will be shared in the coming weeks regarding the position. 

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Stick with 3News as we await to learn who the new director is. 

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