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Three new members join Board of Trustees

SANTA CLARA, CA – February 7, 2007.   Santa Clara University welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees this winter, two of whom are alumni of the university. There are currently 40 trustees on the board.

William S. Carter, former vice president, chief technology officer, Xilinx, Los Gatos

William Carter is a graduate of Santa Clara University (BSEE ’71, MSEE ’95). A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, he spent the first 10 years in microprocessors and peripherals and the last 20 in programmable logic. Carter led the development of the first Field Programmable Gate Array, currently a $2.5 billion industry.

P. Anthony “Tony” Ridder, former chairman and CEO of Knight Ridder, Woodside

P. Anthony “Tony” 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 the Knight Ridder 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. A 1962 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ridder holds a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Tasce Simon, medical student, San Francisco

Tasce Simon graduated from Santa Clara University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2004. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for students of business. Simon is currently in her second year of medical school at UCSF, where she is chapter co-president of the American Medical Student Association and chair of the Native American Health Alliance.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,377 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see



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