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Bowles Hall Foundation Board of Directors

Officers for 2021-22


Scott Wilson


Scott received BA degrees in Political Science and German from Cal in 1985 and a PhD in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara in 1995. Scott’s career has focused on the regulatory and quality requirements of new medical devices, in particular navigating the US and EU approval processes. Most recently he joined Cala Health, which is studying ways to address chronic disease by externally stimulating peripheral nerves with body-worn electronics. His prior ventures include start-up companies that developed devices for hypertension, heart valve leakage, therapeutic hypothermia, and heart failure; in addition to venture-funded companies, Scott has also worked with Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences. Along with his volunteer work with BHRC, Scott is a member of the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek, California.

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Leslie Peek

Vice President

Leslie is currently a Senior Career Advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, after over 10 years of experience in residential education and residential living at both Cal and UC Davis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UC Davis and shortly after, she earned her Masters degree in Student Affairs at the University of Delaware. Previously, she was the Resident Director for Bowles and Stern, where she created a mentoring program that allowed returning students to gain leadership skills and mentor first year students in the Hall. In 2011, she started her role as an Academic Coordinator in Student Housing at UC Davis and in August 2015 moved into her current role at the UC Davis ICC. She looks forward to contributing to the abundance of talent on the Bowles Hall Foundation Board of Directors, where she strives to share her experience of over 10 years overseeing residential communities in creating a dynamic, inclusive, and supportive environment for current and future residents of Bowles Hall.

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Lawrence Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Holding a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Corporate Finance from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in corporate finance from UCLA, Larry worked at PwC for more than 35 years, including an 18-month stint in Venezuela and leading the firm’s real estate investment trust (REIT) industry practice. During this time, Larry also served as an accounting fellow with the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Formal retirement in 2007 didn’t slow him down. He serves as a board member and audit committee chair for Cole Credit Property Trust IV and several other not-for-profit entities, the City of Dallas Park & Recreation Board. He is also a long-standing member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and a former program director of NAREIT’s Law and Accounting Conference. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed CPA in California.

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Isaac Jackson


Isaac is currently a Prosecuting Attorney with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Isaac received his BA from UC Berkeley in 2012, double majoring in Political Science and Rhetoric, and his JD from UC Hastings in 2016. While at Cal, Isaac was a Bowles resident, Bowles Resident Assistant, and he served as the Bowles Program Coordinator. Isaac has been involved with the Bowles Hall project since 2012, and became a member of the Bowles Hall Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2014.


Hal Berry


While living in Bowles Hall for four years, Hal earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration in
1958 and then spent 3 years as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy. He then joined the accounting firm of
Arthur Andersen, became a CPA, and specialized in their emerging businesses division. Next in his
career he worked as Controller and CFO for several different high school and college textbook publishing
companies, among them University of California Press. In 1986 he started his own computer accounting
consulting firm, Micro Accounting Solutions. That was just early enough to catch the wave of conversion
of systems to handle the Y2K compliance. After the Bowles alumni started their efforts to help the Hall
regain its traditions and fraternity, Hal joined the effort in 2007 working with another alum through
several iterations of financial projections to see if operation by the alumni was feasible. As things
evolved, after the Bowles Hall Foundation was incorporated in 2008 he took on the role of Treasurer in 2009.


John Baker

President Emeritus

John has been a distinguished practitioner in civil engineering for more than 40 years. After earning his Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, he started his career as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineers Corps. He then held positions with PG&E, at the State of California Department of General Services, at several private-sector engineering and construction management organizations, and then many years as a Vice President with the Anderson Consulting Group. He concluded his professional career as Senior Vice-President at Kleinfelder, where he was instrumental in establishing the James H. Kleinfelder Fellowship in Geotechnical Engineering for UC Berkeley’s geotechnical engineering graduates. Throughout his career, John has been an ardent supporter of the UC Berkeley’s Campus and the College of Engineering.

Additional Board Members for 2021-22

Jacob Chabot ('19)
JD Candidate, UC Davis
Glynda Hull, PhD
Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Robert Jacobsen, PhD
Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science
Harneet Kaur
Privacy Analyst, Dropbox
Kevin Kennedy, JD
Partner, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP
Dennis K. Lieu, PhD
Bowles Hall Residential College Principal and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Patricia Matteson, PhD
Retired Environmental Scientist, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and State of California
Nathan Mayer ('16)
Business Operations, LinkedIn
Joshua McIntosh, PhD
VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Bates College
Norman Mineta ('53)
Past U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Panos Papadopoulos, PhD
Past Chairman of Berkeley Academic Senate and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Antje Postema, PhD
Bowles Hall Residential College Dean and Lecturer in Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley
David Presti, PhD
Chairman of Student Affairs Committee of the Berkeley Academic Senate and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Stephen Sutton, EdD
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UC Berkeley
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