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Harvey Mudd College mourns the loss of Malcolm Lewis ’67, who died on Oct. 13, 2012. He was 66. Lewis was deeply involved in the life of the College. As an alumnus and member and chair of the board of trustees, Lewis generously contrib- uted time, wisdom, resources and leadership that enriched and strengthened the College. Lewis became the first alumnus elected to the HMC Board

of Trustees in 1973 and served on the board continuously for the next 39 years. In January 2012, he was elected chair of the board, the first alumnus to serve in this position. Lewis founded Constructive

Malcolm Lewis ’67

Technologies Group Inc., a con- sulting firm that provides support to building owners and design- ers to optimize the performance of new and existing buildings. Committed to sustainable build- ing design, Lewis was active pro- fessionally in the development of the LEED green building rating system and oversaw more than 150 LEED-certified projects. Lewis also brought his passion for environmental stewardship to the HMC campus and was the driving force behind the LEED

certification of Sontag Residence Hall, Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons and the new teaching and learning building. Lewis was committed just as deeply to undergraduate engineering education. He and his wife, Cindy, established the Patton and Claire Lewis Fellowship program to provide the op- portunity for students to be mentored by professional engineers within academia and industry while gaining practical experience. Te fellowship is named in honor of his mother, Claire, and his father, Patton Lewis, a former HMC faculty member and pro- fessional engineer. Te fellowship program emphasizes ethics, which Malcolm

Lewis described as very intentional: “It’s important to suffuse your work with values and ethical constructs that guide your de- cisions. We live in an era where technology has sometimes run amok, and engineering should serve a higher pantheon of solving human problems. We have an obligation to apply our talents to meeting society’s needs.”

Trustee Update

Wayne Drinkward ’73 was unanimously approved to assume the board chair posi- tion, succeeding Malcolm Lewis ’67. Drinkward joined the board in 2005 and has been chair of the Physical Plant and Campus Planning Committee since 2009. President and CEO of Hoffman Construction Company, the Pacific Northwest’s largest locally-owned con- struction company, Drinkward has been instrumental in the planning of the teaching and learning building as well as the oversight of its construction. He is active with many industry and community service organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Three others also recently joined the

board of trustees. Annie Tran Kao ’02 is a structural engineer with the Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., a manufacturer of construction building products. She has worked as a project engineer for Ficcadenti, Waggoner & Castle Structural Engineers in Orange County, Calif., and has performed seismic evaluations of structures as an intern with Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco. Deborah Rieman has more than 30

years experience in the computer software, networking and communications indus- tries, serving as a technologist, marketing executive, chief executive and corporate director. She began her career as an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Now she manages a private investment fund and serves on the boards of Corning Inc., Keynote Systems, LogLogic Inc. and SmartPak Inc. Erin Smith is a retired banker and entrepreneur. In her early career, she focused on commercial and private banking, working at Chase Manhattan and Citibank in New York and London. She later helped launch multiple Internet startups— including Tribeca Tables Software Develop- ment—with her husband, Leonard Barshack.

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