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REED COLLEGE ELECTS NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Three new trustees have been elected to the Reed College board: Reed Koch '82 and Steven McGeady '80 as regular trustees, who will serve five-year renewable terms, and Stephany Watson '82 as an alumni trustee, who will serve one four-year term.

Reed Koch '82 is the corporate program manager for Microsoft Word, overseeing a team that determines the next generation of features for the software program. Koch is a board member and investor in several start-up companies in the information technology industry. He is also co-owner of a chain of picture framing stores in Seattle and an active volunteer with the Seattle Opera. Koch has been a member of the Technology Advisory Council at Reed since 1995.

Steven McGeady '80 became vice president and general manger of Intel's Communications Technology Lab, a part of the Intel Architecture Labs, in 1994. McGeady is currently vice president and director of the health technology initiative for the content group. McGeady, called an "internet guru" by the Oregonian, worked at Reed's Unix-based computer center while he was a student in the late 1970s taking classes in physics and philosophy; in the early 1990s he spent a sabbatical year at the famed MIT Media Lab. He is a currently member of Reed's Technology Advisory council and the Reed Entrepreneurs Network. In addition to his involvements with Reed, McGeady is on the board of the Eco Trust and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

Stephany Watson '82 received a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1985 and now works in the office of general counsel for the Bonneville Power Administration. She is past president of the alumni board and has been a member of the alumni board since 1991. Watson was named the outstanding volunteer for 1997 by the Reed alumni association for her long service, and especially for her commitment to fostering closer relations between alumni and students.