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John L. Hennessy Shriram Family Director, Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Stanford Presidency of John Hennessy

John L. Hennessy served as Stanford University’s tenth president from September 2000 until August 2016. During his presidency, Hennessy led the university’s extraordinary growth in multidisciplinary research and teaching; Stanford’s financial aid program became one of the strongest in the nation; and the Arts at Stanford experienced a renaissance with a new concert hall, a new home for Art and Art History, and the addition of the Anderson Collection.

This section contains a timeline and a collection of writings and videos from John Hennessy’s presidency:


Highlights of John Hennessy’s career at Stanford from the time he first joined the faculty in 1977 through his presidency from 2000 until 2016.

Speech and Writings

A collection of John Hennessy’s speeches, writings and Stanford Magazine columns during his Stanford presidency.


Interviews, presentations and other videos from John Hennessy’s Stanford presidency.