Three for the board

Welcome (back) William S. Carter B.S. ’71, M.S. ’95, Tony Ridder, and Tasce Simon ’03!

The University welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees this winter, two of whom are alumni of the University.

William CarterWilliam S. Carter B.S. ’71, M.S. ’95—former vice president, chief technology officer, Xilinx, Los Gatos
A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, Carter spent the first 10 years in microprocessors and peripherals and the last 20 in programmable logic. He led the development of the first Field Programmable Gate Array, now a $2.5 billion industry.

P. Anthony RidderP. Anthony “Tony” Ridder—former chairman and CEO of Knight Ridder, Woodside
Ridder served as chairman and CEO of Knight Ridder from 1995 until its sale to McClatchy in 2006. President of Knight Ridder since 1989, he joined its corporate staff as president of the newspaper division in 1986. He joined the San Jose Mercury News in 1964 and was appointed publisher in 1977.

Tasce Simon '03Tasce Simon ’03—medical student, San Francisco
Tasce Simon graduated from SCU summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is currently in her second year of medical school at UCSF, where she is chapter co-president of the American Medical Student Association and chairwoman of the Native American Health Alliance. KCS

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Digging Into Making a Difference

Benjamin Grundy ’21 found a way to make an impact during the pandemic, working with a Ugandan company through a Miller Center fellowship.

Sinatra Chair

Santa Clara welcomes actor and activist BD Wong as the 2021-22 Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts.

Kick, Ball, Buzz

Math major and tap dancer Alissa LaFerriere ’21 combined her two passions to help create a device that teaches wearers how to kick, ball, change through buzzes.

Reaching Out

Marrkula Center for Applied Ethics gets out the word about vaccinating hard-to-reach communities.