May 1, 1999
The Tulane Board of Administrators has added three new members to its ranks. James Clark, the cofounder of Netscape, and Philip Greer, founding partner and senior managing editor of the investment firm of Weiss, Peck and Greer, are the first members to be appointed since the board voted to expand its membership in February.
Celia Scott Weatherhead, vice president of the Weatherhead Foundation and the Albert J. Weatherhead III Foundation, fills the vacancy left by the emeritus appointment of former board chairman John G. Weinmann.
Clark, who attended Tulane University in 1964 and 1966, earned both a bachelor of science and master's degrees in physics from the University of New Orleans in 1970 and 1971, respectively. He also received a doctorate in computer science in 1974 and an honorary doctor of science in 1995 from the University of Utah.
In addition to cofounding Netscape, which makes a leading browser for the World Wide Web, Clark was the company's president and chief executive officer until 1994. He is also president of Seascape Communications Inc. and board chair for Haltheon Inc., which he also cofounded. From 1981 to 1994, Clark served as chair of the board of directors of Silicon Graphics Inc., which he founded in 1981.
Greer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1957 with a bachelor of arts in psychology. He earned a master of business administration from Harvard in 1960. Greer has been a member of Tulane's President's Council since 1996 and a member of the Business School Council since 1995. Greer is a founding partner and senior managing director of Weiss, Peck & Greer, an investment firm.
He has been a director of the Federal Express Corp. since 1974 and has served as chair of the company's audit committee for 10 years. He is also director of Network Computing Devices Inc. and Robert Mondavi Corp. He is president of the Greer Family Foundation and vice chairman and trustee of the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, Calif.
Weatherhead earned a bachelor of arts in theater from Newcomb College and a master's degree in education from Florida Atlantic University. She is a former member of Tulane's President Council and, in April 1994, was inducted into the Paul Tulane Society. Weatherhead also serves on the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard and is a trustee of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
She is vice president of the Children's Guild and a member of the Women's Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Art. As has already been reported in Inside Tulane, president Scott Cowen has also been named as a voting member of the board of administrators.
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