New Trustees join 2015-16 Board


One new member and three returning trustees have been appointed to the 2015-16 Board of Trustees:

  • Kevin Knight ’77, who joins the Board for the first time, earned a degree in economics from University of Redlands and an MBA from the University of Colorado. In 2014, after 30 years in the credit industry, he began his own firm, KT Knight Consulting LLP. He has served as a member of the Board of Regents and as co-chair of the Parent Council at Loyola Marymount University and resides in Oak Harbor, Wash.

Former trustees returning to the Board:

  • Richard Fisher ’65 earned a B.A. in government from University of Redlands, a master’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from UC Berkeley. He joined O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, became partner in 1977 and retired in 2005. Fisher previously joined the Board in 1987 and served as chairman from 2000 to 2013. He and his wife, Bonnie (Bias) ’65, reside in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Thomas Gilmer ’62, ’67 earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from University of Redlands. In 2003, he agreed to serve as chair of the $1.5 million campaign to construct an all-weather track at Ted Runner Stadium and was a member of the Centennial Campaign’s National Campaign Committee. He was previously elected to the Board in 2005. He lives in Yorba Linda, Calif., with his wife, Judy (Smith) ’62, a retired Orange Unified School District teacher.
  • Leland Launer Jr. ’77 earned a degree in chemistry from University of Redlands and an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Southern California. He first joined the Board in 2006 and served as chair of the committee on trusteeship. He is retired from Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co., and he and his wife, Cindy, live in Tampa, Fla. His father, Leland Launer Sr. ’40, was a longtime member of the Board of Trustees in the 1960s
    and 1970s.

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