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John L. Hennessy
President, Stanford University

John Hennessy is President of Stanford University. He joined Stanford’s faculty in 1977 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He rose through the academic ranks to full professorship in 1986 and was the inaugural Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1987 to 2004.

In 1999, he was named Provost, the university’s chief academic and financial officer. As Provost, he fostered interdisciplinary activities in the biosciences and bioengineering and oversaw improvements in faculty and staff compensation. In October 2000, he was inaugurated as Stanford University’s 10th president. In 2005, he became the inaugural holder of the Bing Presidential Professorship. 

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