Thomas Rudkin is best known for his role as one of two engineers who wrote the first version of the software program PowerPoint. He has worked at Intel and Microsoft and as a self-employed information designer. Rudkin and his wife, Jann, are loyal KU graduates committed to the success of KU. Tom serves on KU's International Programs advisory board; they both serve on the Biodiversity Institute/Natural History Museum advisory board and are longtime supporters of scholarship halls, the renovation of Spooner Hall for the Commons and the International House for visiting scholars. Rudkin received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from KU in 1973 and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin.