Facebook adds University of Calif. chancellor to board

University of California

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook (FB) says the chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, will join its board of directors.

She will be the second woman elected to the Menlo Park, Calif., company's board, joining Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg. The company named Sandberg, a former chief of staff of the Treasury Department, to the body last June after criticism that its directors were all men.

Before serving as chancellor, Desmond-Hellmann was an executive at biotechnology drugmaker Genentech, which markets some of the best-selling cancer drugs in the world. She is a doctor with a specialty in treating cancer.

Facebook's board also includes Netflix (NFLX) chief Reed Hastings, entrepreneurs Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel, and Washington Post (WPO) CEO Donald Graham. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerburg is chairman of the board.

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