Powell named to Cisco Board of Directors

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    Michael K. Powell, the College’s current rector and former FCC Chair was appointed to Cisco’s Board of Directors Mar. 22 according to Associated Press reports. Cisco Systems Inc. makes routers and switches that direct data traffic over computer networks.

    p. “[Powell’s] broad experience with the communications sector — from his support of affordable, widespread broadband deployment in the United States while FCC chairman, to his understanding of the enormous possibilities created by the convergence of data, voice and video — makes him an invaluable addition to the board,” John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco, said in a statement.