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December 13, 2004

UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes new members

Six individuals, including distinguished philanthropists, community volunteers, and leaders in a variety of fields, have joined the UCSC Foundation Board of Trustees. The new trustees are:

* Ramesh H. Bhojwani of Santa Cruz, president of Ramco Illinois, which owns the Holiday Inn Santa Cruz, now leased by UC Santa Cruz for student housing. Bhojwani is also president of the E & R Property Management Company, which owns and operates apartment and office buildings in Chicago and Ontario, Canada. He established the Bhojwani Family Endowed Graduate Fellowship to help financially needy students who are the first in their families to attend graduate school and contributed $100,000 toward construction of the new University Center at UCSC. In consideration of the gift, the University Center dining room has been named for his father, Hemandas Doulatram Bhojwani.

* Barbara W. Canfield of Santa Cruz, who has served as a member of numerous volunteer organizations for more than 35 years. She has been on the board of directors of Companion for Life since 1992, and has been a member of Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu since 1966 and Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz since 1988. She received a bachelor's degree in business management from St. Mary's College in 1988. Canfield, who is retired, has traveled extensively throughout the world.

* Michael P. Graydon, executive vice president of client services for McMorgan & Company LLC, a San Francisco investment management firm he joined in 1990. A life member of the UCSC Alumni Association, Graydon received his bachelor's degree in English literature in 1970 and was a pioneer student at Cowell College. Graydon also serves on the board of directors of United Concordia Companies, Inc. His wife, Sally Graydon, is a member of the UC Santa Cruz Friends of the Library board. The Graydons are major supporters of the UCSC Library and the Page and Eloise Smith Scholastic Society. They funded a major endowment to support the library reference collection and recently donated $100,000 to help create a state-of-the-art Learning and Outreach Center in the new expansion of McHenry Library.

* Linda Millard, who completed her two-year term as president of the Northern California chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation earlier this year. Since 1976, the chapter has given more than $1 million in scholarships to UC Santa Cruz students. Millard also served for many years as executive director of the West Coast office for the Earthwatch Institute. Researchers at UCSC's Long Marine Lab have been among the beneficiaries of Earthwatch grants. Millard, whose daughter Elissa Knight is a UC Santa Cruz graduate, lives in Portola Valley.

* Lawrence A. Moskowitz, a partner with the Santa Rosa law firm of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz. He teaches community property and family law at the Empire College School of Law and has also taught a family law course at the Golden Gate University School of Tax. Moskowitz has lectured widely in the United States and Canada on family law and is author of the book Unfair Tactics in Matrimonial Cases. A 1974 UC Santa Cruz graduate in history and later a graduate of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, Moskowitz is a life member of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association.

* Kristen Tibbitts, branch manager for Charles Schwab, Inc., in Soquel. Tibbitts is past president of the Friends of Long Marine Lab and previously served as board president of the New Horizons School for homeless children in the Santa Cruz area. She received a graduate certificate in education from UC Santa Cruz in 1991 and a bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific in 1982.

These appointments bring the number of active trustees to 50, including participants from throughout California. Kenneth Feingold, UCSC alumnus and Los Angeles attorney, is the current president of the board.

The UC Santa Cruz Foundation promotes greater community understanding of UC Santa Cruz and solicits gifts in support of academic programs, scholarships, and capital improvements.

The Foundation manages funds held in endowment, with a market value of $35.8 million as of June 30, 2004.


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