PSC Executive Director Beverly Clayton Retires

PHOTO: Beverly Clayton

Beverly Clayton, PSC executive director

PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2007 — Beverly Clayton, who has served as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's executive director since its founding in 1986, has announced her retirement effective March 31. She was one of the first people hired when PSC received funding from the National Science Foundation. During early years of the center, she led the initial hiring of staff, coordinated the creation of office space in the Mellon Institute Building and developed organizational policies and procedures that set PSC off and running.

For many years, she directed PSC outreach efforts and has represented the center as a speaker at many public functions. Her activities have been instrumental in obtaining PSC funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that has totaled $30 million over 20 years. In 2006, she led the center's move into renovated, improved space at 300 South Craig Street and helped organize the center's 20-year birthday celebration. "All of us at PSC owe Beverly a tremendous debt of gratitude for her excellent, loyal service," said PSC scientific directors Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies in an e-mail to staff.

About PSC:
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with Westinghouse Electric Company. Established in 1986, PSC is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry, and is a partner in the National Science Foundation TeraGrid program.