News and 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.

Trustees approve budget, construction projects; honor departing members

June 19, 2017
The June 14-15 meeting of the Stanford University Board of Trustees was the final one as chair for Steven A. Denning, who has presided as chair since July 2012.

Stanford Board of Trustees elects Carrie W. Penner to a five-year term

May 17, 2017
Penner, who earned two master’s degrees at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, is currently serving as a member of its Advisory Council.

Board of Trustees visits Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 10, 2017
During its April 2-5 meeting, trustees held their annual retreat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they heard presentations by leaders from Harvard and MIT and learned more about Kendall Square, a nearby neighborhood with a vibrant and growing life sciences ecosystem.

Trustees approve 2017-18 tuition and reaffirm Stanford’s financial aid commitment

February 15, 2017
Under Stanford’s undergraduate financial aid program, typical parents with incomes below $125,000 pay no tuition, and those with incomes below $65,000 pay no tuition, mandatory fees, room or board.

Trustees address a range of issues

February 15, 2017
During its recent meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees set tuition, approved construction projects, announced an endowed professorship to honor former Provost John Etchemendy, heard presentations from university leadership, announced plans for its annual retreat, and bid farewell to outgoing trustees.