Coleman-Richardson Chair

CHAIR DESCRIPTION

THE WILLIAM T. COLEMAN III AND DR. WILLIAM E. RICHARDSON CHAIR IN COMPUTER SCIENCES

Mr. William Thomas Coleman, III, and Dr. William E. Richardson (Col, USAF, Retired), members of the USAFA Class of 1971, jointly honored their alma mater by sequential gifts to ARDI establishing this chair. Mr. Coleman’s active Air Force duty included service in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force as chief of satellite operations. His remarkable entrepreneurial business career has included software development, sales management, and the co-founding and leadership of BEA Systems, a market leader in e-commerce technology. Mr. Coleman was featured on the September 2006 cover of Forbes magazine and is currently the CEO of a company named Cassatt.
Dr. William E. Richardson, Col, USAF, Retired – USAFA Class of 1971
Dr. Richardson earned a master’s degree from UCLA and, following military assignments of increasing responsibility, earned a doctorate in computer science from Oxford University. He was Department Head and Permanent Professor of Computer Science at USAFA and was President of the Association of Graduates. His remarkable entrepreneurial business career has included software development, sales management, and the founder, CEO and partner in numerous successful endeavors including BEA Systems, Cassatt, Inc., Alsop Louie Partners, Resilient Network Systems, and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Coleman was featured on the September 2006 cover of Forbes magazine.

Department

USAFA Department of Computer Science

DONORS AND SPONSORS

Mr. William Thomas Coleman, III

Dr. William E. Richardson (Col, USAF, Retired)

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