Kathleen Campbell (M.S. ’75) was awarded the College of Science Outstanding Alumni Award in 2014.
Kathleen (Mapes) Campbell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Indiana State University and later earned her masters in Computer Science from Purdue in 1975. Kathleen then joined TRW, now part of Northrop Grumman. During Kathleen’s 24-year career at TRW she held many management positions.
Her early responsibilities included design of simulators to support training exercises for both the Army and Air Force. Later she managed several large software development efforts including the design and development of onboard payload software for the MILSTAR communication satellite constellation that provides secure communications capability for all branches of the military.
Kathleen also served for several years as manager of a department of 50+ engineers and software developers. For 10 years Kathleen led a TRW team of Purdue alumni returning to Purdue for one week each semester to recruit graduating students. She resides with her husband in Manhattan Beach, California.