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PORTLAND, OR—Daniel Greenberg, of Los Angeles, California, is the newly elected chairman of the Reed College board of trustees. He graduated from the college in 1962.

Greenberg succeeds Walter Mintz ’50, of New York City, who stepped down from the chairmanship for health-related reasons. In submitting his resignation, Mintz said that an illness prevented him from continuing to fulfill his responsibilities. He is the first Reed graduate to serve as board chairman and will continue to be a member of the board of trustees.

"I am profoundly honored to chair Reed's board of trustees," said Greenberg. "This is a dynamic time in the life of the institution, and I look forward to working with all segments of the college community to strengthen Reed's position as one of the country's leading colleges of the liberal arts and sciences.

"Colin Diver, Reed's next president, has expressed the same kind of unbridled enthusiasm that I have for the college, and I anticipate a terrific working relationship with him."

"Dan assumed the chairmanship of the Campaign for Reed College when I vacated that post to become board chairman," said Mintz. "He brings an enviable combination of energy, intelligence, and dedication to furthering Reed's historic mission. He will be an excellent chairman of the Reed board."

Greenberg joined the Reed board of trustees in 1975. He recently chaired the second half of the Campaign for Reed College, which raised more than $112 million.

Greenberg, 60, is chairman and chief executive officer of Electro Rent Corporation, in Van Nuys, California. The NASDAQ-traded company is an industry leader in the short-term rental and leasing of personal computers, engineering workstations, and general purpose and telecommunications electronic test equipment.

After graduating from Reed, Greenberg attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he received a J.D. The Minnesota native then served as a staff attorney for California's department of water resources. He joined Telecor, Inc. (NYSE) in 1967, later becoming president and chief executive officer. He began his association with Electro Rent in 1973.

Over the years, Reed has benefited greatly from the ongoing engagement and generosity of Dan Greenberg and his philanthropic partner and wife, Susan Steinhauser. They have significantly contributed to the welfare of the college, including major financial support for the school's Gray Campus Center and enhancements to technology infrastructure at Reed. Over the years they have also helped advance Reed's admission program and strengthen strategic planning by funding a new position for a director of institutional research. Support of Reed extends into their family as well: Greenberg's mother, Ruth Cooperman Greenberg, recently endowed a chair in American Indian studies at the college.

In addition to his tireless work on behalf of Reed, Greenberg is involved in numerous professional, civic, and philanthropic endeavors, including the Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund, Inc., and Business Executives for National Security. In 1996 he was appointed by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to the Mexico-United States Consultative Group. He was a founding member and former board member of the American Business Conference and a member of the visiting committee to the University of Chicago Law School.

Greenberg and his wife are also well known for their support of the arts. Susan Steinhauser is president-elect of the board of Washington's Pilchuck Glass School, co-founded by Dale Chihuly, and the Getty Museum's current exhibition of works by celebrated Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo, coincident with the artist's 100th birthday, highlights the couple's recent gifts and photographs on loan to the Getty.

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