Stanford University President John Hennessy stepping down

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Stanford President John Hennessy
President John Hennessy announced he'll leave his position next summer after one more year leading Stanford University. (KGO-TV)

Stanford University's long-time president is stepping down.

John Hennessy announced he'll leave his position next summer after one more year leading the prestigious university.

Hennessy became president in 2000 after a career as a computer scientist and founder of a tech company.

His legacy is developing collaborative programs with industry in tech, health, international affairs and science.