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Board of Trustees elects two, re-elects two
The Stanford Board of Trustees elected two new trustees and re-elected two others whose five-year terms were set to expire in December.
Victoria Post Sant and Burton J. McMurtry were elected to the 35-member board on Oct. 6. Both will serve five-year terms. Doris F. Fisher and Gregor G. Peterson were re-elected to second terms.
Sant and McMurtry filled vacancies created by the departures of Susan Prager and Rebecca Morgan. Prager's second term ended in February and Morgan resigned in April, after three and one-half years of service, to pursue other activities.
Sant lives in Washington, D.C., where she is president of the Summit Charitable Foundation, Inc. The foundation was established in 1991 to support integrated approaches to population stabilization, environmental protection, conservation and sustainable development.
She is vice chair of the Foundation for the National Capital Region; a director of WETA TV/FM in Washington, D.C.; national co-chair of Population Action International; and a director of the Philips Collection in Washington, D.C.
Sant is an active member of Stanford in Washington's advisory council and has been a member of the Stanford Major Gifts Committee in Washington, D.C. ,since 1989. She earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford in history in 1961 and completed four quarters of graduate study at Stanford in hearing and speech sciences.
McMurtry is founder and general partner of Technology Venture Investors in Menlo Park and a director of several Silicon Valley companies, including Intuit.
He has been a member of Stanford's Peninsula Major Gifts Committee since 1981. He is chair of the Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and a member of the Center for Economic Policy Research Advisory Board and the Hoover Board of Overseers.
McMurtry is a trustee of Rice University; a board member of the National Research Council Panel on Science, Technology and Economic Policy; and a director of numerous venture capital and engineering associations.
He received an M.S. in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1962 from Stanford in electrical engineering.
Fisher is a co-founder, director and merchandising consultant of The Gap, Inc., in San Francisco. She is a board member of the California division of the American Cancer Society and a director of the San Francisco unit; a member of the executive committee of the board of governors of the San Francisco Symphony; co-chair of the Collectors Committee of the National Gallery; and a member of the advisory council of SRI International.
Fisher is a founder of the Children's Cancer Research Institute at Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and a former trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and the Town School for Boys.
She currently sits on the Stanford Board of Trustee committees on academic policy, planning and management, alumni and external affairs, and the medical center and on the special committee on the museum.
Fisher graduated from Stanford in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in economics.
Peterson is a private investor who lives in Incline Village, Nev., and San Francisco. He has served as vice chairman, president, CEO and director of Hogan Systems, Inc., which he co-founded in 1977. He was executive vice president of Genstar Corp. from 1978 to 1983 and president and CEO of the company from 1970 to 1975. He also was a consultant and faculty member at the Graduate School of Business from 1975 to 1978 and co-founder, president and CEO of Sutter Hill Co. from 1961 to 1970.
Peterson is currently a director and chair of the Stanford Management Company. As a member of the Board of Trustees, he serves on the committees on audit and land and buildings, and on the special committees on compensation and athletics.
He was a member of the Stanford Alumni Association's executive board from 1990 to 1992; a member of Centennial Campaign Major Gifts Committee from 1987 to 1992; chairman of the Stanford Athletic Board in 1987-88; and president of the Graduate School of Business Alumni Association's executive board in 1972-73.
Peterson earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford in social science and social thought in 1954 and an MBA in 1959.
By Marisa Cigarroa