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Walter Hewlett joins Board of Trustees

Walter Hewlett, chairman of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and director of Stanford's Center for Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities, was elected to Stanford University's Board of Trustees April 7, board chairman Isaac Stein announced.

Hewlett brings to the board a long association with the university. He earned master's degrees in engineering science (1968) and operations research (1973) and a doctorate in music (1980). Since 1990, Hewlett has been a member of the Humanities and Sciences Council, and a member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Advisory Board since 1999. Hewlett served on the Libraries and Academic Information Resources Advisory Council from 1992 to 2000; he is also a former advisory board member of the Center for the Study of Language and Information. From 2001 to 2002, Hewlett served as an honorary co-chair of the Think Again fundraising tour for the Campaign for Undergraduate Education. He also has served as a consulting professor in the Department of Music.

Hewlett is an independent software developer and is involved with computer applications in the humanities. Besides chairing the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, he serves as a trustee of the William R. Hewlett Revocable Trust, the Packard Humanities Institute, the Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Theatre Foundation. Hewlett served on Harvard University's Board of Overseers from 1997 to 2003. He is currently a director at Agilent Technologies, and from 1987 until 2002, he served as a director at the Hewlett-Packard Co.

"Walter Hewlett has been a great friend of Stanford for many years," said Stein. "His work in improving the humanities and, more broadly, higher education has been very important to us. We warmly welcome Walter to the board."



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