Meet the new trustees: Gunjan Sinha

Gunjan Sinha

The UC Santa Cruz Foundation is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation organized in 1974. Its purposes are to promote greater community understanding of UC Santa Cruz and to solicit gifts in support of academic programs, scholarships, and capital improvements.

Two new trustees recently joined the board. Last month, we introduced SB Master; this month, you'll meet Gunjan Sinha.

Gunjan is chairman of MetricStream, which provides quality, risk, and compliance management software. He was one of the co-founders of WhoWhere, which was sold to Lycos in 1998, and eGain, which went public in 1999.

Over his career, he has spent more than 15 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions developing, marketing, and selling software and Internet services.

He has a master's in computer engineering from UCSC.

We asked Gunjan three questions.

Why did you want to be a trustee?

To help UCSC build ties with Silicon Valley.

What do you hope to accomplish?

If I can help UCSC build a stronger bridge with the Silicon Valley

companies, that would be very good for UCSC.

What is your vision for UC Santa Cruz?

UCSC should aspire to grow into a distinctive university with strong

ties to the innovation economy of the Silicon Valley.