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University trustee Vernon Anderson dies

Vernon Russell Anderson, a member of the Board of Trustees and an active university supporter, died at his home in Los Altos Hills on July 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

A memorial service will be held in Memorial Church on Sunday, July 30, at 7 p.m.

"He was an extraordinarily engaged, thoughtful and constructive alumnus and trustee," said former university President Donald Kennedy. "One can think of only a tiny handful of people who have contributed as much to this place as Vernon."

Economics Professor John Shoven described Anderson as one of the most remarkable people he ever knew. "He had a full-time job helping others," he said. "His interests were far broader than economics. He was a great role model, interested in young people and in teaching values."

A downloadable photo of Vernon Anderson (credit Office of Development)

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