SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The University of Santa Barbara announces seven new trustees elected to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation. The board is an advisory committee that links the university to the community and supports the campus in efforts to raise its profile –– and raise private funds.
"We are delighted to welcome our new trustees to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, and we look forward to the knowledge and insight they will add to our already extraordinary board," said Chancellor Henry T. Yang. "With their creative vision, resounding generosity, and steadfast support of our campus and our Campaign for UC Santa Barbara, our trustees are critical to our efforts to ensure a vibrant future for the university. We are honored by their commitment and deeply appreciative of their partnership."
"The role of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation has never been more critical to the continued excellence of our campus," said board chair Bruce G. Wilcox. "Our new trustees have already made significant contributions to the university. I am extremely gratified that the Foundation will continue to benefit from their active participation and insights as we fulfill our campaign goals and build for the future."
The new trustees are:
• John Arnhold '75 –– Mr. Arnhold is chairman and chief investment officer of First Eagle Investment Management, an independent, closely-held firm with approximately $71 billion in assets. John is a member of the New York Campaign Committee, and a UC Santa Barbara alumnus. He and his wife, Jody, reside in New York.
• Barrie Bergman –– Mr. Bergman, a veteran entrepreneur, was the founder of the Record Bar, an 180-store chain of record stores. Additionally, he owned Bare Essentials, a skin-care company once popular on QVC. Mr. Bergman presently mentors young entrepreneurs and is a popular and frequent guest speaker in higher education. Barrie is an alumnus of Duke University. He and his wife, Arlene, reside in Santa Barbara.
• Glenn Duval '80 –– Mr. Duval is the CEO of Challenger Cable Sales established in 1996. Challenger Cable develops, manufactures, and sells specialty electronics to the cable television industry. Glenn and wife, Bettina, have served as key volunteers for both our Parents Outreach Program and for the Campaign. Glenn is an alumnus and parent of a UCSB alum, Bennett '11. The Duvals reside in Los Angeles.
• Roy Hardiman '81, '83 –– Roy Hardiman spent almost two decades with Genentech, Inc., concluding in the role of vice president of alliance management and for many years as vice president of corporate law for the company. Roy serves as chair of the Science Dean's Cabinet and has been a true and diligent volunteer for UCSB in the biotech/ pharmacology arena. Roy has a degree in law and received his BA in pharmacology and MA in biology from UC Santa Barbara. Roy and his wife, Janet, reside in Mill Valley, CA.
• John MacFarlane '91 –– John is the CEO/founder at Sonos, Inc., a highly successful electronics company that aims to revolutionize home music enjoyment. John serves on the Dean's Cabinet in our College of Engineering. Mr. MacFarlane holds an MS in electrical engineering from UC Santa Barbara. He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Santa Barbara.
• Diana Raab –– Ms. Raab is an award-winning memoirist and poet. She teaches writing and moderates panels at various seminars and conferences around the country. She writes a weekly blog and also blogs for The Huffington Post. She has a B.S. in Health Administration and Journalism, and an RN degree, in addition to an MFA in Nonfiction Writing . She serves on the board of a number of organizations. Diana and her husband, Simon, reside in Santa Barbara.
• Phillip Spector '72 –– Mr. Spector is executive vice president, business development and general counsel for Intelsat. He leads business development activities, as well as all legal and regulatory matters, within the Intelsat group of companies. Phil serves as the Chair of the Washington D.C. Campaign Committee. Phil is an alumnus of UC Santa Barbara with a masters and law degree from Harvard. He and his wife, Carole, reside in D.C.
"These new trustees bring unique professional and community perspectives to our extremely diverse and gifted board," said Beverly J. Colgate, Associate Vice Chancellor of Development. "We are grateful for the involvement of all our dedicated members and their ongoing support of UC Santa Barbara's mission of providing an exceptional student experience and producing world-class research."
About the UC Santa Barbara Foundation The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which includes up to 100 elected distinguished Trustees and 14 additional University representatives, and complies with the University of California Policy on Campus Foundations set by the Regents of the University of California. From the Foundation's inception in 1973, members of its Board of Trustees have formed a valuable link between UC Santa Barbara and the local, regional, and national communities. As they encourage private gifts and identify and cultivate potential donors, the Trustees build interest and support for the campus and communicate to the public an informed understanding of UC Santa Barbara's mission.
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