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.
Stanford continues laying the foundation of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. Denning House, the future home of the program, recently received design approval from the Stanford University Board of Trustees. The program’s new faculty advisory board met in November.
Stanford University reported its financial results for fiscal year 2016 (FY2016), which ended Aug. 31, 2016. Consolidated net assets increased $1.4 billion, or 4 percent, to end the year at $37.0 billion.
Leading the way in sustainability and innovative green technologies, Stanford celebrated the opening of the Stanford Solar Generating Station in Kern County, Calif. The station will provide more than 50 percent of Stanford’s electricity.
The university’s application to Santa Clara County anticipates housing and academic space needs out to 2035. Stanford will continue to place a priority on sustainable development and alternative transportation strategies.
Lisa Lapin, associate vice president for university communications at Stanford University since 2008, has been promoted to a new post as vice president for university communications, effective November 21.
The speakers at the Nov. 10 Faculty Senate meeting included Persis Drell, dean of the School of Engineering; Provost John Etchemendy; and Sean Bogle, associate director of the Office of Community Standards, who encouraged faculty to volunteer for the office’s judicial process.