LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 14, 2009 -- Robert (Rob) Mullins, director of Operations, Strategy and Development at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Linthicum, Md.-based Space & Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Division, has been appointed Executive in Residence and Harris Center Fellow at Franklin & Marshall College for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Mullins is an alumnus of Franklin & Marshall College.

In this role, which is the first of its type at Franklin & Marshall, Mullins will visit the campus up to four days a month during the year to work with faculty of the Department of Business, Organizations and Society on strategic planning and implementation issues. He also will advise students on career and post-graduate educational opportunities, lecture, and conduct research with faculty and students on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and international business topics.

The newly completed Harris Center houses the Business, Organizations and Society and Government departments, as well as the Floyd Institute for Public Policy and Information Technology Services.

"Rob's outstanding academic credentials and his extensive professional experience provide a role model for the path a liberal arts education can take," said Ann Steiner, provost at the College. "Students and faculty will benefit from someone who has analyzed policy decisions, consulted with the U.S. government, and now directs strategy development at one of the largest companies in the world."

"Northrop Grumman encourages its executives to pursue volunteer service engagements, such as this one with Franklin & Marshall College," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "From such institutions as F&M will emerge the next generation of leaders, scholars and practitioners who can apply their knowledge to enhancing global security and prosperity."

Mullins holds a master's degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in War Studies from King's College, University of London. He also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. During his career, he has worked for The RAND Corporation as well as two accounting and consulting firms - Price Waterhouse and KPMG Peat Marwick.

"I am deeply honored by this appointment and opportunity to serve the College, and look forward to becoming part of the F&M community once again," remarked Mullins. "I cannot think of a better way for me to give back to the College, and hope the experience will be equally rewarding to faculty and students."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
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          Ron Iori
          Franklin & Marshall College
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