August 6, 2008
Board of Trustees elects two new members
The Stanford University Board of Trustees recently elected two members: Christine U. Hazy, managing director of the Sketch Foundation in Los Angeles, and Susan R. McCaw, president of COM Investments, a private investment firm in Washington.
The board, which last met in June, used electronic ballots to conduct the election, which took place in July. Its next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 13-14.
Leslie P. Hume, chair of the board, praised the recently elected trustees.
"Stanford could not have two more dedicated, knowledgeable trustees, both of whom have been extraordinary volunteers for Stanford and whose commitment to Stanford is inspiring," Hume said in an e-mail message.
Including Hazy and McCaw, the board will have 32 members, three below its limit of 35.
Christine U. Hazy, who will join the board in October, was elected to a five-year term. She is co-founder of the Sketch Foundation, which awards grants to charitable organizations that address compelling needs of children, youth and families.
In recent years, the foundation has given grants to a variety of organizations, including the Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired; Kids in Sports Los Angeles, which offers after-school programs in the city's poorest neighborhoods; and Discovery Arts, which offers music, dance, art and drama classes to children with cancer while they are hospitalized for treatment.
She is also the president of the Westside Guild Affiliate of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, which raises money for the hospital.
At Stanford, Hazy is a co-chair of the executive committee of The Stanford Challenge, the university's $4.3 billion fundraising campaign. Her husband, Steven U. Hazy, is a member of The Stanford Challenge's steering committee.
Christine Hazy is also a member of the outreach committee of Leading Matters, a three-year worldwide tour sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association and The Stanford Challenge that showcases how the university is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
The couple has four children. Two have graduated from Stanford (in 2004 and 2007) and another is currently enrolled. Christine Hazy has been a member of the Parents' Advisory Board at Stanford since 2001.
Hazy was born in Salt Lake City. She studied elementary education at Brigham Young University from 1971 through 1974. She earned a certificate in the executive program in management at UCLA's Anderson School of Business in 2002. In recent years, she has been attending classes at UCLA and is currently working toward a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Susan R. McCaw, '84, was first elected to the board in the spring of 2004. She resigned after President George W. Bush appointed her U.S. Ambassador to Austria in November 2005, a post she held for two years.
McCaw, who will complete the remainder of her original five-year term, will join the board at its two-day meeting in December.
She is the president of COM Investments, a position she held prior to becoming a U.S. ambassador. Previously, she was managing partner at Eagle Creek Capital, a private investment firm in Washington. Prior to that, she was a principal at Robertson Stephens & Co., a San Francisco investment bank that closed its doors in 2002. She also served as a business analyst for McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm with offices around the world.
McCaw was a member of the board of directors of the Stanford Alumni Association from 1998 to 2001 and also served on the Alumni Committee on Trustee Nominations from 1999 to 2000.
McCaw and her husband, Craig McCaw, '72, served as members of the executive committee of the Campaign for Undergraduate Education, a five-year fundraising drive that President John Hennessy launched at his inauguration in 2000. Susan McCaw also served as co-chair of the executive committee of the campaign, which raised more than $1 billion.
In 2004, the couple established the Craig and Susan McCaw Scholarship Fund for International Undergraduate Students. They recently established a fund for international student fellowships within the International Policy Studies program. Their endowment also will support an exchange of graduate students between the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies, a graduate program that grants master's degrees, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, which offers postgraduate training to prepare young graduates for international careers.
Susan McCaw, who was born and raised in Orange County, earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1988.