News and Updates

Jeff Raikes elected chair of Stanford University Board of Trustees

January 18, 2017
Raikes, who has been a trustee since 2012, has a long record of supporting Stanford programs, including the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars and the Mindset Scholars Network.

Trustees tour Sapp Center, approve building projects, hear from deans

December 8, 2016
The Stanford University Board of Trustees, which met Dec. 5-6, approved a variety of building projects in various stages of the approval process, including design approval for Denning House, the future home of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.

Trustees welcome new president, talk about programs for student well-being and campus energy innovations

October 20, 2016
At its Oct. 17-18 meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees welcomed President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and his wife, Mary Hynes, and heard presentations on student mental health and well-being, and on energy research and the Stanford Energy System Innovations project. Trustees approved building projects and honored longtime trustee Isaac Stein.

Board of Trustees elects Henry A. Fernandez to a five-year term

July 20, 2016
Fernandez, who earned an MBA from Stanford in 1983, was honored with an Excellence in Leadership Award by the Graduate School of Business in 2013 for significant contributions to the corporate world and to the community.

Stanford trustees address construction projects and university budget

June 10, 2016
During its June meeting, members of the Stanford University Board of Trustees reviewed construction projects, including the new Denning House, approved the university budget and feted outgoing President John Hennessy and his wife, Andrea.

Stanford and climate change: A statement of the Board of Trustees

April 25, 2016
In a statement, the Board of Trustees underlines Stanford's commitment to battling climate change, highlights university initiatives to address it and responds to Fossil Free Stanford's request to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The trustees have concluded that Stanford's endowment will not divest, based on a review of criteria in the university's Statement on Investment Responsibility and input from the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing. The trustees also announce a new climate task force that will solicit new ideas from across the Stanford community for addressing climate change.

Stanford leaders address Board of Trustees during its April retreat

April 14, 2016
During its April meeting, trustees heard presentations from campus leaders on a variety of issues – economics, arts programs, the Stanford Cyber Initiative, the biomedical revolution in precision health. They also toured the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Trustees address a range of issues

February 29, 2016
During its recent meeting, the Stanford Board of Trustees endorsed the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, set tuition, approved construction projects, discussed investment responsibility and the Year of Learning, and welcomed former trustees back to campus with a program in the arts district.

Stanford trustees approve 2016-17 tuition and reaffirm the university's financial aid commitment

February 25, 2016
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.

Neuroscience pioneer Marc Tessier-Lavigne named Stanford's next president

February 4, 2016
The Stanford trustees announced that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University and former Stanford faculty member, will be the 11th president. He will assume the role Sept. 1.