Facebook has announced the addition of a new board member, UCSF chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, who will join Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, James Breyer, Donald Graham, Reed Hastings, Sheryl Sandberg, and Peter Thiel as the 9th member.

According to Facebook, Desmond-Hellmann currently “oversees all aspects of the university and medical center’s strategy and operations” at UCSF. In addition, she is on the board of directors for Procter & Gamble, and serves as a trustee for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Desmond-Hellmann on her new role:

I’ve always been drawn to organizations that do ground-breaking work. Facebook has an ambitious mission and long-term vision of innovation that is transforming how people connect with one another. I’m proud to be part of a company that is serving such an important purpose in the world.

 Facebook adds UCSF chancellor Susan Desmond Hellmann to its board of directorsThat Desmond-Hellmann is female is also of note, as Facebook has received criticism in the past for its all male board, especially before Sheryl Sandberg joined back in June 2012.

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