President Hennessy to address Academic Council on Thursday

Among the topics Hennessy will address are faculty and departmental excellence, the university's financial strength, the key role of development, graduate student support and the expansion of Stanford's undergraduate financial aid program.

The campus community is invited to join President John Hennessy when he presents his annual address to the Academic Council.

This year's talk, titled "Stanford: A 30-Year View and Future Implications," will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in CEMEX Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

A reception will follow his presentation, which is open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

Among the topics Hennessy will address are faculty and departmental excellence, the university's financial strength, the key role of development, graduate student support and the expansion of Stanford's undergraduate financial aid program.

Hennessy last addressed the Academic Council in 2011 – he was on sabbatical in 2012 – and the minutes of the meeting can be found on the Faculty Senate website. (Click on the new link for Annual Academic Council Meeting Minutes.)

The Academic Council consists of all members of the Academic Council Professoriate and designated academic administrative officers.