FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 18, 2013

Dorothy J. Phillips elected to board of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON — Dorothy J. Phillips, Ph.D., who recently retired from the Waters Corporation in Milford, Mass., was elected to serve a three-year term as director-at-large of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

Phillips received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She was the first African-American woman to receive a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Arts & Sciences and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati.

After recently retiring from a successful 40-year industrial career, Phillips will make ACS her priority; she is committed to using her expertise and skills to help ACS achieve its strategic vision. 

“My decision to commit to ACS is also personal,” says Phillips. “Since I grew up in the segregated South, my achievements have been greater than expected because my teachers helped me exceed my potential. Through my service to ACS, I will continue to reach out and help others exceed their potential.”

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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