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Company Overview of Stanford University

Company Overview

Stanford University is an educational and research institution that provides academic programs in sciences and interdisciplinary areas. The university offers graduate, undergraduate, executive, professional, continuing, and K-12 education. It focuses on areas such as earth sciences, engineering, humanities and sciences, business, education, law, and medicine. The university also provides research facilities that include Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, National Bureau of Economic Research, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Woods Institute for the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts. Stanfor...

450 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-2004

United States

Founded in 1885



Key Executives for Stanford University

President and Member of Board of Trustees
Age: 63
Chairman and a Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology
Age: 65
Age: 63
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Deputy Chairman of Selection Committee
Dean of Freshmen and Transfer Students
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Stanford University Key Developments

Stanford University Appoints Harry Elam as Vice President for the Arts and Senior Vice Provost for Education

Stanford University announced that Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford since 2010, has been appointed to two additional key leadership roles in the Office of the President and Provost. He will now oversee the non-departmental arts programs as well as direct and coordinate critical efforts in education, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost-designate Persis Drell. In a newly created position, vice president for the arts, Elam will report to the president and will be responsible for overseeing the strategic future of the arts programs, including the performing and visual arts, at Stanford. As senior vice provost for education, Elam will report to the provost and will be responsible for helping envision and realize projects vital to education at Stanford. Elam will continue to serve as vice provost for undergraduate education and will assume both his new roles Feb. 1 with an eventual office in Building 10. As senior vice provost for education, Elam will initiate and integrate student-facing programs and projects that support education at Stanford broadly.

Allstate Announces Autonomous Vehicle Research Agreement with Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Stanford University

Allstate Insurance Company announced a multi-year research agreement with the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. The research project scope includes machine learning, artificial intelligence and highly autonomous vehicle systems.

Stanford University Reports Consolidated and Parent Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended Aug. 31, 2016

Stanford University reported consolidated and parent financial results for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2016. For the year consolidated net assets increased $1.4 billion, or 4%, to end the year at $37.0 billion. For the year, net assets of the university, excluding SHC and LPCH, increased 4%, to $31.7 billion. Operating revenues were $5.2 billion, up $260 million or 5% over the prior year.

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