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

Trustees discuss land use issues, hear presentation on digital humanities and visit behavioral sciences center

December 7, 2017
At its December meeting, the board also discussed federal tax proposals affecting higher education and honored departing trustee Vaughn Williams.

Update from the Board of Trustees on investment responsibility issues

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.

Stanford trustees hear annual report from president, honor a former chair, tour the new children’s hospital and approve building projects

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.

Q&A with Jeff Raikes, chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees

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.

Stanford’s Board of Trustees elects two new members

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.

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