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Coe to succeed Doty as Stanford director of community relations
STANFORD -- Andrew Coe, government and public affairs program manager at Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto, has been named director of community relations at Stanford University.
Coe will succeed Andy Doty, who is retiring Aug. 31 after heading Stanford's community relations efforts since 1972. Coe will take office Aug. 27.
"We are delighted to have Andy Coe joining us at Stanford," said Larry Horton, director of government relations. "He brings with him strong, compassionate values and an impressive record of successful government and community work from a variety of perspectives. He is a thorough professional and a contributing member of the local community."
Horton said Coe's duties will include dealing with the governments of the two cities (Menlo Park and Palo Alto), two towns (Portola Valley and Woodside) and two counties (Santa Clara and San Mateo) that have jurisdiction over Stanford lands; engaging in community activities; responding to neighbor concerns; and advising university officers on community relations issues.
"I am excited about the opportunity to work at Stanford, an outstanding academic institution," Coe said. "I look forward to continuing the fine tradition in community relations that Andy Doty has established at the university."
Coe graduated from Yale University in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He received the Chester LaRoche Award in 1969 as the senior who, "in character, application to his studies and concern for others, did the most for Yale." He also was captain of the varsity football team and an All-Ivy League player.
Since his graduation, Coe has been a faculty member at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y.; a regional campaign manager for the United Farm Workers; publications coordinator for the Earthworks Center for the Study of Land, People and Public Policy in San Francisco; and community relations manager and program manager for the American Friends Service Committee in the same city.
From 1985 until 1988, he was congressional field representative for community liaison and outreach for Congressman Pete Stark of Hayward. Coe was regional manager for the Western Region of the National Alliance of Business for a year, then became vice president in 1990. Coe joined Sun Microsystems in 1991, where he has engaged in a wide range of state and local government activities and community relations programs. He has functioned as the primary point of contact and adviser on Sun's public policy activities for executive management and individual contributors.
Coe, his wife, Liz, and son, Ryan, live in Palo Alto.
Doty came to Stanford in 1963 after working as a newspaper reporter in New York State, assistant director of public relations at Johns Hopkins University, and science and engineering editor at the University of Michigan.
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