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University Administration

Stanford University is a trust with corporate powers under the laws of the State of California. The university is a tax-exempt entity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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. The formal legal name is “The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University.”
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Board of Trustees

For information and updates from the Board of Trustees, visit the Stanford Board of Trustees website.

To view a complete list of current Stanford board members, visit the current Board of Trustees page.


University Cabinet*

  • Stacey Bent**, Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Sarah Church**, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Persis Drell**, Provost
  • Chi-Chang Kao**, Director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Jonathan Levin**, Dean, Graduate School of Business
  • Jenny Martinez**, Dean, School of Law
  • Lloyd Minor**, Dean, School of Medicine
  • Kam Moler**, Vice Provost and Dean of Research
  • Arun Majumdar **, Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
  • Condoleezza Rice**, Director, Hoover Institution
  • Debra Satz**, Dean, School of Humanities & Sciences
  • Dan Schwartz**, Dean, Graduate School of Education
  • Tim Stearns**, Acting Dean of Research
  • David M. Studdert**, Acting Vice Provost for Research
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne**, President
  • Jennifer Widom**, Dean, School of Engineering
  • Ryan Adesnik, Vice President for Government Affairs
  • Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Deborah Cullinan, Vice President for the Arts
  • Jon Denney, Vice President for Development
  • Patrick Dunkley, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access & Community
  • Shirley Everett, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential and Dining Enterprises
  • Steve Gallagher, Chief Information Officer
  • Marty Higgins, Associate Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Stephanie Kalfayan, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Michael Keller, University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources
  • Farnaz Khadem, Vice President for Communications
  • Randy Livingston, Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
  • Bernard Muir, Director of Athletics
  • Megan Pierson, Chief of Staff to the President; Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Matthew Rascoff, Vice Provost for Digital Education
  • Robert Reidy, Vice President for Land, Buildings and Real Estate
  • Raina Rose Tagle, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
  • Richard Shaw, Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid
  • Martin Shell, Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer
  • Matt Snipp, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Engagement
  • Tiffany Steinwert, Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Stephen Kelly Streiffer, Vice President, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Megan Swezey Fogarty, Senior Associate Vice President for Community Engagement
  • Robert Wallace, CEO, Stanford Management Company
  • Timothy Warner, Vice Provost for Budget & Auxiliaries Management
  • Howard Wolf, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni AssociatIon
  • Elizabeth Zacharias, Vice President for Human Resources
  • Debra Zumwalt, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Kenneth Schultz***, Chair, Faculty Senate

* As of December 31, 2022
** Executive Cabinet
*** Invited Officer