Stanford honors former president, provosts in naming new graduate student housing complex

At a ceremony Sunday afternoon,  JOHN L. HENNESSY, Stanford’s president, and STEVEN A. DENNING, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, were joined by other current and former university officials for the naming of the Donald Kennedy Graduate Residences in Escondido Village.

The five-building complex, named in honor of  President Emeritus DONALD KENNEDY, will include four “houses” named for four former provosts:  WILLIAM F. MILLER the late GERALD LIEBERMAN, the late ALBERT H. HASTORF  and the late JAMES N. ROSSE.

Kennedy, who served as Stanford’s eighth president, was lauded for his contributions to Stanford for more than five decades and beginning the university’s transformation into one of the nation’s top research universities.

In addition to the four houses, which will accommodate 436 individuals, a fifth building, the Donald Kennedy Commons, will provide social and meeting space and other amenities. The  complex is scheduled to open in late summer and fall.

Photos by LINDA A. CICERO