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Corwin N. Harper (left) and Bo Yu ’93 have been named to Pacific’s Board of Regents.

Corwin N. Harper (left) and Bo Yu ’93 have been named to Pacific’s Board of Regents.

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Pacific adds leaders in finance, health care to governing board

Jun 29, 2018

Pacific's Board of Regents recently elected leaders in health care and international finance and technology as its newest members.

Bo Yu '93, managing partner for Pan Asia International Investment Limited, and Corwin N. Harper, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley, were elected in April and will begin their individual three-year terms on July 1.

"Bo and Corwin each bring with them vast knowledge and experiences that will benefit us as we continue to provide innovative educational opportunities for our students seeking success in emerging and expanding fields," said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. "We so appreciate that they are willing to share what they know to help position Pacific right where it should be for the future."

Yu graduated from Stockton's Edison High School in 1987 and attended San Joaquin Delta College before transferring to Pacific through the Community Involvement Program (CIP). He graduated Pacific with a degree in electrical engineering. In March, he and his wife, Jess, expressed their appreciation by establishing the Bo and Jess Yu Endowed Scholarship to provide financial support for CIP students.

Yu joined Pan Asia International Investment Limited in February 2002 and for a time also was the vice president and general manager of China operations for the financial firm Baird (2005-06). Earlier he was an executive consultant at global telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent (1999-01) and the chief representative in China for defense and engineering group ST Electronics (1996-98). Prior to that, he was the regional sales manager for Asia for manufacturer Saint-Gobain (1995-96) and, after graduating from Pacific, Yu became a project engineer at technology company ABB in San Ramon (1992-94).

The couple lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children.

Harper has been with Kaiser Permanente since 1996 and has held a variety of leadership positions in Fresno, Napa and Solano counties. He also served as senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Harper currently is responsible for the medical centers in Modesto and Manteca, as well as health plan services, hospital operations and services provided to members outside of the hospital setting, including continuing care, pharmacy and health plan regulatory services. He also has leadership responsibility for Kaiser Permanente's partnership with St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.

Harper is active in the community and has served on a variety of boards, including those for California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Port City LLC, and Solano Coalition for Better Health. In addition, he has served on advisory boards at California State University, Fresno, and California State University, Stanislaus.

He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a group for which he served as a regent (2002-04). He is an at-large executive committee member of the National Association of Health Services Executives. And he is part of the inaugural cohort for The Leverage Network's Healthcare Board initiative focusing on placing executives on key boards associated with the health care industry.

Harper has a master's degree in health care administration from Baylor University and received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Harper and his wife, Terrye, live in Stockton and have two daughters.

Pacific's Board of Regents is entrusted with final responsibility for the quality and integrity of the education provided by the university. It selects the university president, approves the mission of the university and ensures provision of adequate resources to support that mission. In addition, the board protects the university from external pressures antithetical to academic freedom and to university autonomy or integrity.

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