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R. Michael Kasperzak, Jr. ’76

February 01, 2001

Mike Kasperzak has faithfully and tirelessly served Lewis & Clark since his graduation in 1976. As a member of the Board of Alumni since 1995, and as president from 1998 to 2000, he has been instrumental in strengthening alumni programming, initiating student involvement, and leading by example.

Over the years, Mike has helped foster strong alumni ties in the San Francisco Bay Area. His annual clam bake has become a Lewis & Clark alumni tradition. Mike has assisted Admissions by serving as an alumni coordinator for enrollment (ACE). He has also supported the work of Annual Giving by issuing a matching gift challenge to encourage young alumni participation in the 1999-2000 Annual Fund. He has even played a role in reunion planning, suggesting a model for committee structure that has become the Alumni Office’s standard. He is continuing his commitment to the future of Lewis & Clark by serving on the College’s Residence Life Task Force.

Mike, a former attorney, is a city council member for Mountain View, California, as well as a professional mediator. He serves as national chair of chapter network support for the American Red Cross.