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Rhoda Ross Mancher

Rhoda Ross Mancher, American federal agency administrator, financial planner. Recipient Associate Commissioner's citation Social Security Administration, 1980, managerial excellence award Interagy. Committee on Automatic Data Processing, 1983; Meritorious award Senior Executive Service, 1982, 83, 85, 87, 88, 91-93, Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, 1990.


  • Mancher, Rhoda Ross was born on September 28, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Karpf) Ross.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Columbia University, 1960. Master of Science in Operations Research, George Washington University, 1978.


    • Staff Federal Energy Administration, Washington, 1974-1977. Director information systems development division The White House, 1977-1979. Director office systems development Social Security Administration, Baltimore, 1979-1980.

      Deputy assistant attorney general Office Information Technology, Department Justice, Washington, 1980-1984. Associate director information resources management Department Navy, 1985-1987. Director Office Information Technology VA, 1987-1994.

      President Heriot-Watt University& W., Inc., since 1994. Member ad hoc committee on recommendations to merge chemical and biological information systems National Cancer Institute, Washington. Chairman permanent committee on information technical Iternat.

      Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Member curriculum committee United States Department of Agriculture, advisory board computer system security and privacy United States Government. International technical committee Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Member American Federation Information Processing Societies (national information issues panel).


    • Married Melvin Mancher, May 27, 1962 (deceased). Children: Amy Backus, James Marc.
    • father: Joseph Ross
    • mother: Hannah (Karpf) Ross
    • spouse: Melvin Mancher
    • children: Amy Backus Mancher
    • James Marc Mancher
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    Born September 28, 1935
    • 1960
      Columbia University
    • 1978
      George Washington University
    • 1974 - 1977
      Staff Federal Energy Administration
      Washington, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      director, information systems development division The White House
    • 1979 - 1980
      director, office systems development Social Security Administration
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1980 - 1984
      deputy assistant, attorney general Office Information Technology
      Washington, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      associate, director information resources management Department Navy
    • 1987 - 1994
      director, Office Information Technology Veterans Administration
    • 1994
      president, Heriot-Watt University& W.
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