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President at Stanford University
Stony Brook University

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John L. Hennessy (Ph.D.) is the Board Director of Cisco.

Dr. Hennessy, 60, has been a member of the Board of Directors since January 2002.

He has been President of Stanford University since September 2000.

He served as Provost of Stanford from June 1999 to August 2000.

Dean of the Stanford University School of Engineering from June 1996 to June 1999 .

Chair of the Stanford University Department of Computer Science from September 1994 to March 1996 .

Dr. Hennessy also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Google Inc.

He previously served as a Director of Atheros Communications, Inc., ending in 2010.

Dr. Hennessy brings to the Board of Directors an engineering background as well as skill in the development of information technology businesses. In addition, he has leadership and management experience, both in an academic context at Stanford University and in a corporate context as a board member of public and private technology companies.

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