The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Under the provisions of the Founding Grant, the Board of Trustees is custodian of the endowment and all the properties of Stanford University. The board administers the invested funds, sets the annual budget and determines policies for operation and control of the university. Among the powers given to the trustees by the Founding Grant is the power to appoint a president. The board delegates broad authority to the president to operate the university and to the faculty on certain academic matters.
News & Updates
December 7, 2017
At its December meeting, the board also discussed federal tax proposals affecting higher education and honored departing trustee Vaughn Williams.
October 11, 2017
The Board of Trustees provides an update to the Stanford community on its consideration of investment responsibility matters — including an upcoming review of the university’s investment responsibility statement and the conclusion of a review of investment issues around private prisons.
October 4, 2017
At its Oct. 2-3 meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees heard a presentation from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, honored former chair Steven A. Denning, toured the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and approved building projects.
September 27, 2017
Jeffrey S. Raikes, who joined the Stanford University Board of Trustees in January 2012, took the helm as chair in July and will lead his first meeting of the board this fall.
August 11, 2017
Felix J. Baker, a managing partner of Baker Brothers Investments, and Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! and founder of AME Cloud Ventures, will join the Stanford University Board of Trustees on October 1.