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New trustee appointed to Board of Trustees; three re- elected

STANFORD -- The Stanford Board of Trustees elected a new trustee on Dec. 5 and reelected three trustees whose five-year terms were set to expire in February.

William Clark Landreth, who heads the Chicago/Midwest operations of Goldman Sachs and Co., was elected to fill a vacancy on the 35-member board. His term will extend through Dec. 4, 2000.

Landreth earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford in 1969 and an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1971. He is chairman of the board of visitors of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford, serves on the board of directors of the Stanford Management Company and is a member of the Major Gifts Committee for Stanford in the Chicago area.

From 1992 to 1994, Landreth was a member of the advisory council to the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources. He has worked as a volunteer in Stanford fundraising in many positions since 1976.

The re-elected trustees are:

John Bryson, '65

Bryson is chairman and chief executive officer of the Southern California Edison Co. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Stanford in 1965 and a law degree from Yale in 1969. He is a director of Boeing, First Interstate Bancorp, the Times Mirror Co. and the Polytechnic School in Pasadena.

As a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees, he currently chairs the Committee on Nominations and the Indirect Cost Oversight Committee. He is also a member of the Medical Center and Investment Responsibility committees.

Bryson was president of the California Public Utilities Commission from 1979 to 1982 and was chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board from 1976 to 1979.

He also has served as a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors from 1979 to 1982 and on the Alumni Association Executive Board from 1983 to 1986.

Henry Muller, '68

Muller is the editorial director of Time Inc. A former editor in chief of the Stanford Daily, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from the university in 1968. He is a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation and a director of the American Society of Magazine Editors.

As a member of Stanford's Board of Trustees, he chairs the Committee on Alumni and External Affairs and is a member of the Land and Buildings and the Nominations Committees.

Muller was managing editor of Time Magazine from 1987 to 1993, chief of correspondents from 1986 to 1987 and foreign editor from 1982 to 1985. He was a teacher in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1968 to 1970.

James Ukropina, '59, MBA '61

Ukropina is a partner and attorney with O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1959 and an M.B.A. in 1961, both from Stanford. He also earned a law degree from the University of Southern California in 1965. Ukropina is a director of the Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co.

As a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees, he chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the committees on Alumni and External Affairs, the Medical Center, Investment Responsibility and Indirect Cost Oversight.

Ukropina was president and a director of Pacific Enterprises from 1986 to 1990, and chairman and chief executive officer from 1989 to 1991.

At Stanford, he has been a member of the Buck Club Board of Directors, the Athletic Board of Directors and the advisory council of the Graduate School of Business.



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