The University of San Francisco Elects Three New Members to the Board of Trustees, Honors Former Trustees with Emeritus Status

SAN FRANCISCO (July 11, 2023) – The University of San Francisco (USF) has announced the election of three new members to the Board of Trustees:

Maximillian Diez

A real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Diez is the founder and CEO of Twenty Five Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in helping proptech and fintech startups scale their businesses. An alumnus of the USF School of Management and an ambassador for, he is also a contributor to Forbes and a thought leader in real estate technology. In addition to his consultancy work, he is also a co-founder of the 25V Diversity Fund, a venture capital fund that invests up to $10 million in early-stage real estate, property, and fintech startups led by diverse founders. He and his wife have established the Dr. Nina Diez Teaching Laboratory for Integrative and Cancer Biology at USF. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stacy Miller Azcarate

Miller Azcarate is the founder and owner of Miller Sabino & Lee, Inc. Legal Placement Services. An alumna of the USF School of Law, she has placed numerous partners and large practice groups nationwide, assisted firms with mergers and the development of strategic growth plans, opened law firm offices and facilitated hundreds of single attorney placements in both companies and law firms. Her writing has appeared in California Lawyer magazine, The Recorder, and the Daily Journal. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Recorder, The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal blog,, and She frequently lectures on legal recruiting, professional development, and the business of the legal profession. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arthur Tay

As chairman and CEO of the SUTL Group of Companies, Tay oversees core business activities in Singapore and in more than 18 countries across Asia. An alumnus of the USF School of Management, he is responsible for the development of ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, the first marina in Southeast Asia to receive the Platinum Gold Anchor Award in 2022 by Marina Industries Association (MIA). An avid boater, diver, and sportsman, he is known for his advocacy for coastal and ocean conservation efforts in Singapore, including the Blue Water EduFest. In addition to launching the Singapore Yacht Show, Tay was instrumental in bringing the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/09 series to Singapore for its first-ever Southeast Asian stopover. He lives in Singapore.

Having concluded their terms on the university’s board, the following former trustees have been elected trustee emeriti/ae, with gratitude for their dedication and service: Evan Kletter, Tina Moylan, and Lindbergh Porter. Mr. Kletter and Mr. Porter served on the board from 2014 to 2023; Ms. Moylan served from 2018 through 2023.

The Board of Trustees is the principal governance body of the University of San Francisco. The members of the Board of Trustees dedicate their time, expertise, and resources to the advancement of USF. As a board, they play a fundamental role in preserving the university’s mission and ensuring that long-term planning and goals are defined and executed by the university community. USF Board of Trustees members are elected to serve a three-year term and may stand for re-election to two additional three-year terms.

About the University of San Francisco

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