Dr. Meeker’s participation in
SVLG forums has raised the
San Jose campus profile.
Palmer’s San Jose Campus President William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., was
one of a select group of north San Jose business representatives invited to
participate in a special Silicon Valley Leadership Group-organized forum,
led recently by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and City Councilmember
Manh Nguyen (whose district includes north San Jose).
The forum, hosted by SVLG-member Flextronics, Int’l., addressed a wide
range of issues affecting the north San Jose area (also known as the Tasman
Corridor), but focused on one critical topic having widespread impact: the
rising cost of housing.
“The Tasman Corridor has been the most rapidly developing region in
the Silicon Valley for quite some time—and with that desirable and
distinguished location come benefits, and some challenges,” says Dr.
Meeker, who initiated Palmer’s San Jose campus SVLG membership
shortly after his appointment as president in 2007, which has helped elevate Palmer’s corporate profile
within the South Bay region.
“No company in the Silicon Valley is immune to the impact of rising housing costs,” he adds. “However,
our involvement (with the SVLG) gives Palmer a seat at the discussion table with all the other key leaders
of the local business community, as well as our local elected officials. Having a voice in the policy-making
process places us in a better position to help ensure optimal outcomes for our students, faculty and staff.”