In January 2007, CCST welcomed ten new Council members. The Council is an independent assembly of corporate CEOs, academicians, scientists and scholars of the highest distinction. The purpose of the Council is to provide independent and objective findings on public policy issues involving science and technology that affect the State of California.
CCST also extends its thanks to the Council members who have completed their terms of service. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, Chair, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; Arthur Chester, Retired President and General Manager, HRL Laboratories, LLC; Linda Cohen, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine; and Charles F. Kennel, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, have all completed two three-year terms of service as Council members, and will continue with their concurrent appointments as CCST Fellows. Stephen J. Ryan, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Care, Dean of the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, has also served six years, and is being appointed as a CCST Fellow effective this month. David Auston, President, Kavli Foundation; Michael Anastasio, Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Anneila Sargent, Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, California Institute of Technology, are stepping down after completion of a three-year term. CCST is grateful to each of its departing members and looks forward to working with its new members.