Raikes, who has been a trustee since 2012, has a long record of supporting Stanford programs, including the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars and the Mindset Scholars Network.
Jeffrey S. Raikes, co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, former chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a former member of Microsoft Corp.’s senior leadership team, has been elected chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees.
Raikes, a Stanford alumnus who joined the Board of Trustees in 2012, served on the presidential search committee that selected Marc Tessier-Lavigne as Stanford’s 11th president last year. Raikes will take office on July 1.
Raikes succeeds Steven A. Denning, who has served as chair since July 2012. Denning, who joined the Board of Trustees in April 2004, will leave the board at the end of June.