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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Build a Better Pipeline

Austin Gray ’19 takes initiative to increase the presence and confidence of black employees in the Silicon Valley.

 

Take Charge

For the first time ever, all six academic leadership roles are filled by women—not bad for a school that didn’t grant women degrees until 1961

Bringing Tradition Near

Kaweni Ibarra ’19 learned how to reinvigorate history when he apprenticed with a Hawaiian tattooist his senior year.

Bright Times

Sammi Bennett ’19 tap the potential of women in clean energy on her Fulbright scholarship to India.