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 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.

Trustees adopt new investment responsibility framework for Stanford

December 4, 2018
The trustees approved two statements outlining an updated approach to investment responsibility. Stanford also is committing funding to expand academic offerings in the area of responsible investing and governance.

Board of Trustees focuses on diversity and inclusion

December 4, 2018
At its Dec. 3-4 meeting, the Board of Trustees heard presentations on the university’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, took action on building projects and visited the School of Engineering.

Board of Trustees elects Charles D. Young to a five-year term

November 19, 2018
Young, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Invitation Homes, begins a five-year term on the Board of Trustees on Dec. 1.

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