Lawrence J. Delaney '57, '58 of Potomac, Md., was named trustee emeritus by the Clarkson University board of trustees during its fall meeting.
Delaney is the retired executive vice president, operations, and president of the Advanced Systems Development Sector at Titan Corporation.
He was a University trustee from 2005 to 2015, serving as board chair of the board, board secretary and research committee chair, as well as serving on the executive, compensation, and academic affairs committees.
Delaney received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1957, a master of science in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1958, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. He currently serves on several high technology company boards.
He has more than 40 years of international experience in high technology program acquisition, management and engineering. Prior to joining Titan, Delaney was chairman of the board, CEO and president of Areté Associates.
Delaney completed his public service in 2001, as acting undersecretary of the Air Force after serving as acting secretary of the Air Force from January 20 until June 1, 2001. He was sworn in as assistant secretary of the Air Force (acquisition), a presidential appointment position requiring Senate confirmation in 1999.
He also held the position of chief information officer of the Air Force. From January 20 until June 1, 2001, Delaney also held the position of acting secretary of the Air Force.
Previously, Delaney was president of Delaney Group Inc., a technical and business consulting firm he founded in 1997. Additionally, Delaney, who is fluent in German, was founding managing director, BDM Europe (Berlin), the European holding company for BDM International Inc., where he was a corporate vice president. He was also senior vice president and group manager at IABG.
Earlier in his career, Delaney was managing partner, member of the board of directors, and director, Washington Operations of Montgomery & Associates. He also served as a group senior vice president at SAIC as well as a deputy sector manager of the SAIC Military Sciences/Information Systems Sector. Delaney has directed programs for the chief of naval operations, the Defense Nuclear Agency, and the U.S. Army.
In 1992, Delaney was appointed vice chairman of the National Academy of Science Board on Army Science and Technology and was chairman of the Air Force Studies Board from 2002 to 2007. In 2001, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Department of the Air Force Decoration of Exceptional Civilian Service.
The Department of the Army awarded Delaney the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his work on the Army Science Board. He served as chairman of the Air Force Science and Technology Board for the National Academy of Sciences and vice chairman of the Army Science Board.
Delaney and his wife, Angie, reside in Potomac, Md. They have five grown children: Lawrence, Joseph, John, Eugene and Christopher.