June 9, 1997
Foundation elects new president; 11 new trustees named to board
By Francine Tyler
The UC Santa Cruz Foundation has elected George Malloch of Belmont as president of the board, announced Daniel G. Aldrich III, assistant chancellor for University Advancement at UCSC. In addition, the Foundation has appointed 11 new trustees.
The Foundation promotes and supports academic programs, scholarships and fellowships, and capital improvements at UCSC through its private fund-raising efforts.
An attorney with Lanahan & Reilly in San Francisco, Malloch was born in Santa Cruz and has strong family ties to the area. He also has a lengthy history with UCSC. "I'm eager to serve the university in this new capacity," said Malloch, "and look forward to a very productive year as president."
Paul Irwin, principal of Executive Assistance Corp. in Watsonville, was named vice president. The two took office effective June 6.
Also on June 6, the newly appointed trustees began three-year terms.
Two of the trustees--Yolanda Dybdahl and Lynn Stegner--live in Santa Cruz. Also newly appointed are John Arriaga of Fair Oaks, Narpat Bhandari of Los Gatos, Marion Cope of San Francisco, Mary Doyle of Menlo Park, Barbara Higgins of Sunnyvale, Robert Holmes of Saratoga, Toni Landels Hyman of San Francisco, Gary Novack of San Rafael, and Loren Steck of Carmel.
"I am delighted that these talented and respected members of our extended community will dedicate their considerable energy and enthusiasm in support of UC Santa Cruz," said Chancellor Greenwood. "I am confident they will generate even greater appreciation for UCSC's teaching and research missions, and I hope they will help make new friends for the campus as well."
The addition of the new trustees brings the total board membership to 48. Following is a brief description of each new trustee:
- Yolanda Dybdahl is past president of the Dominican Hospital Auxiliary and the hospital's foundation board. She and her husband, Dr. Chris Dybdahl, have supported the Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Awards Program with a gift of a Charitable Remainder Trust.
- A writer and a UCSC lecturer, Lynn Stegner has written the novels Undertow and Fata Morgana. She is also an alumna (Porter College, '79).
- UCSC alumnus John Arriaga (Stevenson College, '76) is the founder and director of JEA & Associates, a legislative advocacy firm based in Sacramento.
- Narpat Bhandari is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Vasona Systems, a Santa Clara start-up company in design automation and virtual systems. He is currently a management consultant, adviser, and board member for several start-up companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Marion Cope lives in San Francisco with her husband, Newton Cope, a hotel and restaurant owner. The couple also resides in Pebble Beach. Marion Cope has supported the campus's science writing program through the Achievement Rewards for College Scholarships (ARCS) Foundation.
- A UCSC alumna, Mary Doyle (Porter College, '74) is corporate counsel and general secretary to General Magic, a software company in Sunnyvale. She is also a past president of the UCSC Alumni Association.
- Barbara Higgins is the associate director of the Institute of Computer Technology in Sunnyvale, a company that develops computer educational programs.
- Robert Holmes is cofounder and former vice president of operations for Santa Clara-based Edify Corporation, a provider of self-service software. Prior to founding Edify, Holmes worked for IBM in various technical and management positions for 34 years.
- Toni Landels Hyman worked in the travel field for 18 years. She is affiliated with the San Francisco Choral Society, Merritt College Horticultural School, and the California Academy of Sciences.
- Gary Novack is president of PharmaLogic, a pharmaceutical development and consulting company in San Rafael. A past president of the UCSC Alumni Association, Novack earned a bachelor's degree in 1973 (Kresge College).
- Loren Steck is the owner of Carmel-based Loren Steck and Associates, a survey research firm. A past president of the UCSC Alumni Association, Steck earned a bachelor's degree in 1973 (Porter College).
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