At a glance: Incoming Board of Trustees Chair Leslie P. Hume

BA, History, 1969, Radcliffe College

MA, History, 1971, Stanford

PhD, History, 1979, Stanford

At the Research Libraries Group, director of development and associate director of programs, 1980-1991.

Co-edited Victorian Women: A Documentary Account of Women's Lives in 19th-Century England, France and the United States (Stanford University Press, 1981).

Stanford, at present: member, Board of Trustees, Stanford Challenge Executive Committee, Stanford Challenge Leadership Council, Arts Initiative Advisory Council, Humanities and Sciences Council, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research National Advisory Panel.

Over the past 15 years, Hume has held leadership positions in several community organizations in San Francisco: as a founding trustee and a board chair of San Francisco Day School, as a director and vice president of the San Francisco Opera Association, as a trustee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, as a trustee and a board chair of the San Francisco Foundation, and as a trustee of the Breakthrough Collaborative.

Married to former trustee and fellow alumnus George Hume. Their son, Parker, graduated from Stanford in 2000; their daughter, Lilah, is a junior at Yale University.