J. D. Schramm named director of the King Global Leadership Program of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars

J. D. SCHRAMM, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has been named the inaugural director of the King Global Leadership Program of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

J. D. Schramm. (Courtesy of GSB)

“We are delighted to welcome J. D.,” said JOHN HENNESSY, the Shriram Family Director of the Knight-Hennessy program and former president of Stanford. “His experiences in teaching and advising are perfect preparations for developing our leadership program. I know that our scholars will benefit from his experience and contributions.”

In the program, Knight-Hennessy Scholars develop leadership skills by participating in a range of workshops, meetings with leaders in diverse fields, global study trips, personal development opportunities and other experiences in the community.

Schramm will play a pivotal role in establishing the experiential learning program, which is offered to the Knight-Hennessy scholars as they pursue graduate degrees in all seven schools at Stanford.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which admitted its first cohort of 51 scholars in 2018, will welcome its second cohort of 68 scholars in September. The program will announce its third cohort in early 2020.

“It’s a privilege to step into this newly created role,” said Schramm, who will begin his new position Sept. 1. “The scholars are remarkable and I look forward to co-creating a leadership track that complements their academic pursuits and sets them up for greater success.”