Three Alumni Co-chair Whiting School’s Campaign

Fall 2002

Innovation—Creating the Future, the Whiting School of Engineering’s campaign that was publicly announced on May 4, will build and expand on areas in which the School excels. With a goal of $150 million, the Whiting School campaign will seek support to endow professorships and academic departments, increase graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship endowments, acquire equipment, provide new computer science facilities and renovate facilities for other programs, and replenish unrestricted funds. Co-chairing the campaign are three Whiting School graduates.

Gilbert F. Decker ’58

Gilbert F. Decker ’58:
Decker is retired from Walt Disney Imagineering, where he was executive vice president of engineering and production. He serves on the boards of several technology start-up companies. Very active with the Whiting School, he is a member of the National Advisory Council and majored in electrical engineering. His distinguished career has included serving as president of Penn Central Federal Operations and vice president of TRW, Inc. From 1994 to 1997, he was assistant secretary of the Army for research, development and acquisition. He sits on several corporate boards and does consulting for various companies on technology projects and business strategies.

Kwok-Leung Li ’79

Kwok-Leung Li ’79:
A Hopkins trustee, Li is chairman and manager of Linsang Partners, LLC, a venture capital company with holdings in the computer and communications industries. Li, who majored in electrical engineering, has compiled an impressive list of career achievements as an entrepreneur and innovator in information technology. He confounded and chaired Splitrock Services, Inc., a fast growing facilities-based integrated communications provider; it was acquired by McLeodUSA in 1998. He also was chief technical officer and vice chairman of the board of Yurie Systems, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced ATM access switches; it was acquired by Lucent Technologies in 2000.

William F. Ward, Jr. ’67

William F. Ward, Jr. ’67:
After majoring in engineering and then serving in the U.S. Army, Ward began working at The Ward Machinery Company in 1970. For 18 years, until the company merged with Marquip in April 2002, he served as CEO. He is now a board member of the Barry-Wehmiller Group Inc.; based in St. Louis, Missouri, it is the parent company of MarquipWardUnited. Ward’s proven track record as an advocate for Johns Hopkins includes his current service as a University trustee, his active participation on several University committees, and his role as chair of the Whiting School’s National Advisory Council.

To learn more about any of these funding priorities or other opportunities to support the Whiting School, please contact the School’s Development and Alumni Relations Office at (410) 516-8723 or e-mail [email protected]