Kenneth Dahlberg Takes Pride in Drexel 100 Membership
As chairman of the board and CEO of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Kenneth C. Dahlberg ’67 sets an example for employees through his charitable works. Since 1993, he has given generously to the Drexel College of Engineering, and he is a member of the Drexel 100. SAIC also contributes to the College.
“I have been very fortunate in my career, and I attribute much of that success to my Drexel education,” Dahlberg says. “My wife, Joy, and I decided that we wanted to give back to the college of Engineering in a meaningful way. I think charitable giving is part of being a good citizen, both as a corporation and as an individual, and I am proud to say that SAIC employees are on board with that.”
Dahlberg also is proud to have been inducted into the National Commission for Cooperative Education’s prestigious Coop Hall of Fame. He earned 18 months of industry experience at General Dynamics in Drexel’s co-op program before receiving his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After graduation, he joined Hughes Aircraft and quickly rose through the ranks. Later on, he returned to General Dynamics, where he served as executive vice president, overseeing the company’s Information Systems and Technology Group before joining SAIC in 2003.
Based in San Diego, SAIC is a Fortune 500 company with 150 locations worldwide. The company offers technological solutions to critical problems in a wide range of areas including cancer research, robotics, and tsunami warning systems. SAIC’s mission is to deliver quality scientific and technical products and services that contribute to the security and well-being of communities throughout the world.
The hands-on component of Dahlberg’s Drexel education was so valuable to his career that he has accelerated the
internship program at SAIC. “My co-op experience at Drexel was definitely careerenhancing,” Dahlberg says, “and
I would like to give other young people that same advantage. Our internship program also helps us recruit the best and most qualified employees, so it really is a win-win initiative.”