David Pierpont Gardner was president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He has also served as president of both the University of Utah and the University of California. He received his BS from Brigham Young University and his MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Gardner has received the California School Board’s Research Foundation Hall of Fame Award, the James Bryant Conant Award, and the Fulbright Fortieth Anniversary Distinguished Fellow Award. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also an honorary fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, England and chaired the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, California. His publications include: Earning my Degree: Memoirs of an American University President; The California Oath Controversy; and Higher Education and Government: An Uneasy Alliance.