February 4, 2002 6:30 AM PST
Cisco names Stanford president to board
Hennessy, who began his career at Stanford in 1977, was named the Willard and Inez Kerr Bell Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987. Prior to becoming president in September 2000, Hennessy was dean of the Engineering School and provost--the university's chief academic and budget officer. During a 1984-85 sabbatical leave from Stanford, Hennessy co-founded MIPS Technologies, which makes chips based on the RISC architecture.