Remembering Dean Fred

Posted: February 18, 2014 in Farros, Royal
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There are very few people that you can point to and say with certainty that that person changed your life.

I can. Fred Hargadon — Dean Fred — was the admissions head that let me into Stanford.

Almost all that I hold sacred… from my very closest friends… to my wife (introduced to me by one of those very closest friends)… to the technology opportunities afforded to me in Silicon Valley…

… all can be traced back to that man…

… who for some reason said yes to me instead of no.

Dean Fred has passed. Words fail me now in expressing just how grateful I am to him. Thank you, Dean Fred. My heart is heavy but, as always, warmed by fond memories and eternally appreciation of you.

— Royal Farros, B.S. Industrial Engineering 1981, M.S. Industrial Engineering 1983.

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