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Native Nebraskan Jeff Raikes retires as CEO of Gates Foundation

Jeff Raikes, the Ashland, Neb., native and namesake for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, today announced he will step down as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Long a champion for the area, in his email to employees Raikes said the lessons he’s learned “will not only inspire…

Jeff Raikes, the Ashland, Neb., native and namesake for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, today announced he will step down as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Long a champion for the area, in his email to employees Raikes said the lessons he’s learned “will not only inspire me but also serve me day-to-day, because I will continue to invest my time and energy in these areas.” After five years with the Foundation, he said he’s “looking forward to doing some things I haven’t had time for, including my work at the Raikes Foundation, which is tackling youth and education issues.” All Things D also reports he plans to spend more time in Nebraska. Raikes will stay in the role until a succesor is found. — Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 


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