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 of Trustees elects four new members

March 7, 2018
The new trustees, selected through the alumni nominations process, begin their five-year terms on April 1, 2018. The new members are Michelle R. Clayman, James D. Halper, Carol C. Lam and Jeffrey E. Stone.

Campus input sought on investment responsibility principles

February 21, 2018
The Board of Trustees and the campus Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing are asking for the input of the campus community on Stanford’s policies and procedures regarding investment responsibility.

Trustees discuss planning, construction

February 15, 2018
A talk by Bill Gates punctuated a joint session of the board and the Council of Trustees, a group composed of former members of the Stanford board.

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.

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