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Selection Process

Every two-and-a-half years, four new trustees are identified and nominated for a five-year term through a selection process administered by the Stanford Alumni Association on behalf of Stanford's alumni.

The selection process is comprised of three rounds, each narrowing the applicant pool. Applicants who advance through all three rounds will have completed two written applications and an in-person interview.

The most recent alumni-nominated trustees assumed office in September 2015.

Learn about the current alumni-nominated trustees »

Learn more about the Board of Trustees »

Learn about the trustee qualifications »

Official selection process rules »

Timeline and Information

Round 1

March 1, 2017
Trustee nominations are open to all alumni. Alumni may self-nominate by completing and submitting the initial application. They may also encourage qualified candidates to apply.
 
April 28, 2017
Initial application due. Each applicant will receive an immediate email confirmation upon submission.

Round 2

June 16, 2017
Applicants will be notified whether or not they will advance to the next round of the selection process. If applicants have not received notification, they should email actnsubmissions@alumni.stanford.edu. Applicants who are selected to advance to Round 2 will receive a request to complete and submit a second written application.
 
July 28, 2017
Second application due. Each applicant will receive an immediate email confirmation upon submission.
 

Round 3

October 13, 2017
Round 2 applicants will be notified whether or not they will advance to the next round of the selection process. Applicants who are selected will receive an invitation for a personal interview.
 
March 6, 2018
Selection process ends. Four alumni-nominated trustees are chosen. Successful candidates will be notified by phone no later than this date. In March, all applicants will receive an email announcing the new trustees.
 
April 1, 2018
New trustees begin five-year term on this date.
 

Learn about current alumni-nominated trustees »

Learn more about the Board of Trustees »

Learn about trustee qualifications »

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