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Apple Computer co-founder is new chair of Board of Trustees

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --June 12, 2003 --The Santa Clara University Board of Trustees has elected A.C. “Mike” Markkula Jr. as chairman.

Markkula is vice chairman of Echelon Corporation. He was a co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. Seed funding and the initial endowment for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University were provided by Markkula and his wife, Linda.

“Mike Markkula has played an integral role in the growth of Santa Clara University for the last decade,” said Santa Clara University President Paul Locatelli, S.J. “His leadership and support were instrumental in the development of our Ethics Center. His accomplishments and vision, coupled with his strong commitment to higher education, will help Santa Clara’s community of scholars in its goal of becoming global citizens, working toward the global common good."

Markkula has served as a trustee of Santa Clara University since 1989 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree in 1992.  

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Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,060 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at

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