Sakurako Fisher elected to the Board of Trustees for five-year term

July 22, 2015, 9:56 p.m.
(Courtesy of Erica Garlieb/Stanford News Service)
(Courtesy of Erica Garlieb/Stanford News Service)

The Board of Trustees elected supporter of Stanford University and president of the San Francisco Symphony Sakurako Fisher ’82 to a five-year term on Tuesday. Fisher is a Stanford alumna who holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations.

Fisher is also chair of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution, a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a co-founder of O2 Initiatives. She was also a member of various Stanford associations, including the Council of the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Task Force for Undergraduate Education.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Steven Denning MBA ’78 was delighted to welcome Fisher.

“She brings to the board an impressive diversity of interests and familiarity with some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the San Francisco Symphony,” Denning told the Stanford Report.

The Board of Trustees manages Stanford’s endowment, sets the annual budget for Stanford and appoints the president of Stanford. Fisher’s five-year term will begin on Oct. 1.


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