Public Affairs

Hsing Kung Appointed to CSU Board of Trustees

January 3, 2011

Hsing Kung has been appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced by outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Dec. 30, 2010.

Kung, 65, of Los Altos, has served as a managing partner of Acorn Campus Ventures since 2006. In 2000, he co-founded Pine Photonics Communication, later Opnext, and served until 2005. Kung was chief executive officer and founder of Luxnet Corp from 1998 to 2000 and senior vice president of business development for American Xtal Technology from 1996 to 1998. He served as co-founder and vice president of manufacturing for SDL from 1983 to 1995 and was project manager in the Optoelectronics Division of Hewlett Packard from 1974 to 1983.

Kung earned a Doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree from National Cheng Kung University, all in electrical engineering. He also received a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Kung fills a vacancy left by C.C. Yin who resigned from the Board of Trustees in December 2010.

For additional appointments, please see http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=16845.