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