Steve Smith

BSc Hons Statistics, 1980, Lonsdale

What I'm doing now

I'm a Senior Marketing Director at Synopsys, the world's largest provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions. My family and I moved to the USA in 1990 and have enjoyed the opportunities and benefits of living and working in Silicon Valley, California. My wife, Rose, and I have four children - Amy (27), Patrick (24), Katie Rose (19) and Olivia (17). We love living in Sunnyvale with short walks to downtown restaurants, pubs and railway station. We are about an hour south of San Francisco so we often take the train for a getaway weekend. In addition to work, I love to play guitar and piano, make beer and wine, and enjoy cooking.

My best Lancaster memory

The best memory is Intro Week – what a great way to meet and make new friends in a fun, social environment. I hope you still have this great tradition and enjoy it as much as we did!

What Lancaster means to me

Happy memories of growing into an adult and getting a great university education in a friendly, safe and learning environment. Lancaster's teaching faculty and administration staff were always very helpful and caring.

Why I support the Friends

Young people need all the help they can get. I remember all the help I received from family, Lancaster University staff, and fellow students. Today's students deserve to have the very best education and a great place to learn.