July 27, 2011
H-STAR congratulates Media X Executive Director Chuck House on his recently announced appointment as Chancellor of Cogswell College in Sunnyvale. Chuck came to Stanford from Intel in 2006 to lead Media X, H-STAR's industry partners program. During his time at the helm of Media X, Chuck instituted the Media X Distinguished Visiting Scholar program, established a seminar program with outreach to the broader Stanford community, and added several new corporate partners to the Media X membership. He was recognized as a Fellow of the ACM, completed his book The HP Phenomena, and as Board Member of the Computer History Museum, helped launch the REVOLUTION exhibit. These activities all served to enhance the visibility and reputation of Media X.
We are all highly appreciative of Chuck's many contributions to life at Stanford. We will miss his daily presence, but he is not cutting the ties entirely. He has agreed to be appointed a Media X Distinguished Visiting Scholar and to chair the newly created Media X Distinguished Visiting Scholars Panel, so we will continue to receive the benefits of his many years of experience and wisdom as a Silicon Valley legend. Other members of the panel are Parvati Dev, Neil Jacobstein, Timothy Kasbe, Davis Masten, Neerja Raman, Paul Saffo, Marc A. Smith, and Markus Strohmaier.
Chuck leaves Stanford to take up his new position on August 1. Associate Director Martha Russell has been asked to serve as Executive Director following Chuck's departure and looks forward to continuing to work closely with Media X partners and community.