BASS TO CHAIR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
GSB Alumnus is Seven-Year Board Veteran
By Marisa Cigarroa
M. Bass, of Fort Worth, Texas,
has been elected the 22nd chair of the Board of Trustees. He succeeds John
Freidenrich, who has headed the board since 1992.
Bass, MBA 74, first was elected a trustee in 1989. He is a director of the Stanford
Management Company and has served as a member of the Business School Advisory Council
and as a director of the Business School Trust.
Bass, 48, said that this is an auspicious time in Stanford Universitys history. The
recently announced initiatives in undergraduate and graduate fellowships will enhance
Stanfords attraction for the best and the brightest.
The transformation of the science and engineering facilities into a real Quad has
begun, and once constructed, it will provide a physical space [to match] the stature
and excellence of Stanfords science and engineering programs. At the same time,
were completing the earthquake recovery and seismic strengthening program that will
restore the Main Quad and the rest of the campus.
Bass said that adopting management practices that emphasize efficiency and
effectiveness in academic planning will be increasingly important if the university
is to continue adding innovative programs and initiatives to its curriculum.