Alumnus, Class of '73
Yahoo CEO Timothy Koogle to Speak at May Valediction
22, 2001 -- Timothy A. Koogle, chairman and CEO of
Yahoo Inc., a world leader in Internet communications, has been
chosen by the University of Virginia's Class of 2001 to be the featured
speaker at Valedictory Exercises May 19 during graduation weekend.
one of the Internet's most successful entrepreneurs, graduated at
the top of his engineering class at U.Va. in 1973. For the past
two years Business Week magazine has named him one of its top 25
executives of the year. He is responsible for transforming Yahoo,
originally a small operation that featured a directory of Web sites,
into a global Internet communications company that offers a comprehensive
network of services.
he joined Yahoo in 1995, a year after it started, Koogle developed
the model that every major Internet search engine has followed:
make the site free to users and support it with advertising. He
helped turn Yahoo into one of the Internet's best known names, at
the same time making it profitable.
returned to Charlottesville in November 1999 to be a participant
in U.Va.'s e-summit@virginia, a two-day gathering of University
alumni who have become leaders in new technology.
more information call Drew Davis, class president, at (804) 825-2284
or Ade Patton, committee chairperson, at (804) 982-6062.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629.