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UIDP Announces FY2022 Board of Directors

Members of UIDP voted on an outstanding slate of candidates who volunteered to stand for election to the UIDP Board of Directors for FY2022. Three positions were open for election this term. Selected to serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2021 are:

Wendi Yajnik
Incoming Chair (Industry)

Manjula Donepudi
Industry Director

Sophia Herbert-Peterson
Georgia Institute of Technology
University Director

These university-industry partnership leaders will be led by FY2022 UIDP Board Chair Theresa Mayer, Purdue University. Additional returning members of the board for in FY2022 are:

  • Chris Ramming, VMware (immediate past chair )
  • Nerissa Draeger, Lam Research
  • Anne O’Donnell, UC San Diego

“I appreciate the effort of all the candidates who had agreed to stand for election and serve,” says Anthony Boccanfuso, UIDP president and CEO. “We are most fortunate to have dedicated member representatives who are willing to devote their time and talents to serve the partnership.”

UIDP also extends gratitude to Jay Walsh, University of Illinois System, who is completing his board service as immediate past chair and for his ongoing dedication.