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Photo of Sakurako D. Fisher, president of the San Francisco Symphony, will join the Stanford University Board of Trustees on Oct. 1

Sako Fisher elected to Board

Alumna Sakurako "Sako" Fisher, president of the San Francisco Symphony and a longtime supporter of Stanford, has been elected to the university's Board of Trustees. She will begin a five-year term Oct. 1.

  • Trustees elect four members

    The Stanford Board of Trustees has elected four new members: Clockwise from top left: Mary Barra, Bradley A. Geier, Christy MacLear and Dipanjan "DJ" Deb will begin five-year terms Sept.1.

  • Hennessy to depart

    President John L. Hennessy announced Thursday that he plans to depart his post as Stanford's 10th president in the summer of 2016, after serving in major academic leadership roles at the university for more than two decades. The Board of Trustees will appoint a presidential search committee this summer.

  • Trustees approve budget plan

    Trustees approved the university's 2015-16 budget plan, including a $5 million increase in undergraduate financial aid. The board heard design updates on several capital projects.

  • Stanford's 2015-16 budget plan reflects strong fiscal position

    The budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year addresses the university's highest priorities, including undergraduate financial aid and new teaching and research facilities, Vice Provost Tim Warner told the Faculty Senate.