|Position||Name (click name to send email)||Trustee Area||Term End Date|
|Board President||Carrie Du Bois||B||2024|
|Board Vice President/Clerk||Richard Ginn||C||2024|
|Board Member||Alan Sarver||A||2022|
|Board Member||Shawneece Stevenson||E||2024|
|Board Member||Chris Thomsen||D||2022|
|Student Board Members||N/A||2022|
Chris Thomsen has been the Executive Director of Stanford University’s Institute for Research in the Social Sciences since its founding (2004). The Institute is the home to research centers on poverty and inequality, immigration, democracy, philanthropy and civil society and other domains where social science can have an impact on global challenges. Prior to that, Thomsen was appointed by the Stanford provost to be the director of the President's Commission on Technology, Teaching, and Learning. In this role (1995-2000) he provided an institutional planning focus on understanding how technology should serve the core mission of the University. He continued his work on educational technology during a sabbatical leave (1999) receiving the first appointment as the Tans Visiting Professor at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
In addition to the institutional planning efforts, Thomsen is widely recognized within the Stanford community for the decade he served as director of Stanford Sierra Camp—though it was many years ago. He left Stanford briefly (2000-2003) to head a biotech startup, where he was co-founder and president of Tao Biosciences.