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New board and cabinet members announced

July 1, 2010

Chapman University welcomes one new member to its Board of Trustees and three new members to its President’s Cabinet, effective immediately.  Joe E. Kiani, founder, chairman and CEO of Irvine-based Masimo Corporation, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees. 

The newest members of the President’s Cabinet are Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Ph.D., the former dean of UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering; Chapman alumnus Dale Fowler, owner of Fowler Properties in Anaheim; and James H. Randall, president and owner of Allfast Fastening Systems.

Joe E. Kiani


Joe E. Kiani (Trustee) is an entrepreneur who founded Irvine-based medical technology company Masimo, a private enterprise to improve the accuracy of noninvasive patient monitoring.  He serves as CEO and chairman of the board of Masimo Corp. and has held these positions since Masimo’s inception in 1989. Kiani is an inventor of more than 50 patents related to signal processing, sensors and patient monitoring, including patents for the invention of motion and low-perfusion tolerant pulse oximetry. Over the past 20 years, Kiani and Masimo have garnered more than 50 awards and industry honors, including the SCCM Technology Excellence Award – to date, Kiani is the only recipient of this award to come from industry.  Kiani holds B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from San Diego State University.  He resides with his family in Laguna Niguel.

Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Ph.D. (President’s Cabinet) was born in Athens, Greece, where his early life was shaped by the Nazi occupation and a civil war.  He emigrated to the U.S. at age 17.  Working his way through school, he received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.  He served as a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1969 to 1996, during which time he served as chairman of the electrical engineering department.  Dr. Alexopoulos joined the University of California, Irvine in 1997 and served as dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering until 2008, overseeing the significant growth of the school’s ranking and more than doubling undergraduate and graduate enrollment.  He retired from UCI in 2008 and currently serves as vice president for Antennas and RF Research and University Relations at Broadcom Corporation.

Dale Fowler (President’s Cabinet) owns Fowler Properties, an Anaheim real estate investment and management firm.  He also owns more than 50 acres of industrial property located throughout the cities of Anaheim, Orange and Ontario, leasing to various industries, including machine shops, auto body repair shops and furniture repair shops.  Fowler graduated from Chapman University (then known as Chapman College) in 1958 with a B.A. in economics.  Through the Dale Fowler Foundation, he and his wife have made many generous gifts to children’s causes and small Christian colleges, as well as to Chapman University.  The Fowlers’ two children both graduated from Chapman in 1988.

James H. Randall (President’s Cabinet) is the president and owner of Allfast Fastening Systems, Inc., and a major developer of industrial commercial buildings in the City of Industry.  He purchased Allfast, a maker of rivets, in 1971 from American Electric, Inc.  In 2002, Randall acquired Aerospace Rivet Manufacturer, a division of Trans Technology Corp., and consolidated it into Allfast with a total of 170,000 square feet for manufacturing.  With 12 active patents and 29 trademarks, Allfast is the leading provider of solid and blind rivets, blind bolts and installation tooling for the aerospace industry.  He is married to Eleanor Randall, a well-known artist, and they have six children and two grandchildren.  James and Eleanor Randall recently made a gift to Chapman for the James and Eleanor Randall Dining Commons, a 20,780-suare-foot, full-service student eatery in the heart of the new Sandhu Residence and Conference Center.

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