Stanford's relationship to the Hoover Institution highlights Faculty Senate discussion - 2021-01-29
In her presentation, Rice shared what she described as an "operational guide" that she has been developing with Hoover fellows. It commits to "producing the highest-quality research and disseminating those ideas so that we can contribute to solving problems of governance in free societies, addressing challenges to the values, security and prosperity of free peoples, and overcoming barriers to the advancement of freedom, liberty and peace worldwide."
Although the Hoover Institution has its own Board of Overseers, Rice as the institute's director reports to the president of the university. Hoover's Board of Overseers includes as ex-officio members the president of the university and the chair of the Board of Trustees.
The institution, she said, receives less than 2 percent of its operating budget from Stanford, primarily directed to building support. Its funding, instead, comes from expendable gifts from individuals and foundations and from endowment income.
Rice shared statistics reflecting the academic credentials of those scholars appointed senior fellows at Hoover. She said 66 percent of Hoover senior fellows hold tenure in Stanford departments, while 14 percent were tenured at peer institutions before joining the university.