ROCKLIN, Calif.--()--William Jessup University announced today that Pat Gelsinger, EMC Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer of Information Infrastructure Products, will serve as chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees.
“Pat Gelsinger has done an outstanding job serving in a number of volunteer positions for our university”
Effective immediately, Gelsinger will preside over the 20-member board while serving a three-year term.
“Pat Gelsinger has done an outstanding job serving in a number of volunteer positions for our university,” said Dr. Bryce Jessup, President of William Jessup University. ”We appreciate his willingness to take on this leadership position at this important time in the growth and history of our institution.”
In his role as chairman, Gelsinger will oversee the effort to select the university’s next president as Dr. Bryce Jessup prepares for retirement in May of 2010.
Previously, Gelsinger served as chairman of WJU’s Foundation Board of Trustees, which has been combined with the university’s Board of Trustees. Gelsinger succeeds Don Hinkle as board chairman.
“Having been associated with WJU for now many years, I’m both honored and energized to serve as chairman,” Gelsinger said. “Bryce’s leadership has been fantastic and I am looking forward to even greater impact from the university in the future.”
Gelsinger’s position as board chairman will be served during the university’s second phase of expansion and during the public phase of its $25 million Capital Campaign, of which $15 million has been raised to date.
“Pat’s intellect and extraordinary business management philosophies coupled with his commitment to our university ensure that he will oversee our board effectively driving the university to new levels of success,” said Joe Womack, WJU’s Vice President for Advancement.
At EMC, Gelsinger is responsible for the company’s Information Infrastructure product portfolio, including its Information Storage, RSA Information Security, Content Management and Archiving and Ionix IT management divisions. Gelsinger is a member of the Executive Office of the Chairman and reports to Joe Tucci, EMC's Chairman, President and CEO.
Before joining EMC, Gelsinger was Senior Vice President and Co-General Manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, the company's largest business group accounting for more than half of Intel's annual revenue.
Gelsinger’s impressive career with Intel, the world’s largest computer chip maker, reflects his determination and hard work. He received 15 promotions in 15 years. In 1990, PC Magazine voted him “Person of the Year”. He became the company’s youngest Vice President, at age 32 and he was named as Intel’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer.
Having authored more than 20 technical publications, Gelsinger also holds six technical patents. He holds three degrees in Electrical Engineering, including an AA from Lincoln Technical Institute; a BS from Santa Clara University; and a MS from Stanford University. He received the Doctor of Letters degree from William Jessup University in 2008 in honor of his nearly 30 years of dedication and involvement with the university.
Among many outside interests, Gelsinger is an active member of his local congregation and has authored his latest book entitled, The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to your Faith, Family and Work.
About William Jessup University
Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Business Administration, Family & Children’s Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. Anticipated majors include fields in the humanities and science. WJU also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations in Rocklin include Business Administration, Counseling Psychology and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program. In San Jose, concentrations are offered in Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, and Christian Leadership. The University is hosting Fall Preview Day on November 21 for all prospective students interested in attending WJU. For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.