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BOARD MEMBERS

Charles F. Kennel (Board Chair)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
Bruce Alberts
UC San Francisco
Jeffrey Armstrong
California Polytechnic State University SLO
Ann Arvin
Stanford University
Bruce B. Darling
National Academy of Sciences
National Research Council
Richard C. Flagan
Caltech
Corey Goodman (Council Chair)
venBio Partners, LLC
Susan Hackwood (Executive Director)
CCST
Charles E. Harper
Jariet Technologies
John C. Hemminger
UC Irvine
Lisa Rossbacher
Humboldt State University
Judith Swain (Council Vice Chair)
National University of Singapore
Van Ton-Quinlivan
California Community Colleges
Samuel Traina
UC Merced
Eugene Tu
NASA Liaison
Marianne Walck
Vice President of Sandia National Laboratories, California Division
Charles E. Harper

CCST Board Member
Charles E. Harper

Chairman & CEO, Jariet Technologies

Charles Harper is currently the Chairman and CEO of Jariet Technologies. Previously he served as Semtech's Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to December 2013 he held the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Systems Innovation Group. This group was formed following the acquisition of Sierra Monolithics, Inc. by Semtech Corporation on December 9, 2009. Most recently, Mr. Harper was Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Sierra Monolithics since 1988. Prior to founding Sierra Monolithics, he worked for several high technology companies in the Southern California area. He served as Manager of Advanced Technology Development at Magnavox, Director of Business Planning at Mattel, Assistant Director of Management Services at Lear Sieger, and several engineering and executive management positions at the Garrett/Allied Signal Corporation.

Mr. Harper serves on a number of boards and councils including the California Council on Science and Technology, University of Southern California EE Advisory Council, Council of the University of Southern California Integrated Media Systems Center, and the MIT Sloan School Dean Advisory Council.

Mr. Harper received a BSEE degree from Tennessee State University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and was a doctoral candidate in marketing and economics at the UCLA Graduate School of Management.

Updated 10/2/14
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