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

Board hears annual report, discusses research, sustainability

October 16, 2019
Trustees also discussed investment responsibility and received a briefing on the 2019 AAU Climate Survey, among other topics.

Trustees discuss 2019-20 budget, long-range vision, General Use Permit

June 17, 2019
At its final meeting of the academic year, the Board of Trustees also honored departing member Ron Spogli.

Stanford Board of Trustees elects two new members

May 31, 2019
Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, and Sarah Ketterer, co-founder and CEO of Causeway Capital Management, will join the board on June 1.

Trustees focus on Stanford’s external engagement

February 15, 2019
At its meetings this week, the Board of Trustees also heard about current projects in the arts, took action on building projects and heard from the new leader of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Stanford expands financial aid as trustees set 2019-20 tuition

December 4, 2018
Home equity will no longer be a factor in the financial aid calculation for undergraduates.

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