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Dean’s Leadership Council

With a deep commitment to the mission of the university and the Division of Physical Sciences, the Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC) assists the dean and his leadership and development staff in building strategic relationships to garner philanthropic gifts to support the division, its departments, and its associated programs and research centers. The objectives of the DLC include:

  • Serve as ambassadors and advocates for the division
  • Build relationships with individuals and organizations
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting new DLC members
  • Make introductions to potential major gift supporters
  • Attend prospect and donor visits with the dean and development staff
  • Participate in peer reviews and prospect engagement strategy
  • Provide feedback and advice on divisional matters and development programs
  • Attend university and division events, host events, serve on host committees
  • Prepare for and participate in two meetings per year


  • Kenneth Abeloe ‘91

    Board Member, Centauri Corporation

  • Gregory Arnold ‘86

    Co-founder and Managing Partner, CE2 Capital Partners LLC
  • Donald Eigler ’75, PhD ‘84

    Retired, IBM Fellow
  • Anissa Elayadi, MS ’96, PhD ‘99

    Program Manager, Henry Jackson Foundation
  • Martin Goldberg, MS ’81, PhD ‘86

    Vice President of R&D, SlipChip
  • Brian Keating

    Professor of Physics, UC San Diego

  • Ragen Lester ‘89

    Manager, Alliances, Illumina, Inc.

  • Jeffrey Marks ’80, PhD

    Corporate VP Emerging Business, Lam Research Corporation

  • Stephen Rockwood

    Retired, Science Applications International Corporation

  • Kenneth Stalder ’74, PhD

    Founder, Stalder Technology and Research
  • Suzanne Valentine ‘89

    Director of Ad Analytics, Facebook

  • Christopher White, MS ’93, PhD ‘96

    President and Founder, White Laboratories, Inc.

  • Michelle Youngers

    Principal, Youngers Acuity LLC

  • Lois Yu ’93, MS ‘95

    Engineer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.