There is a worldwide hunger for education that U. S. schools are helping to meet. People in developing countries are eager for practical knowledge that can improve life; by necessity, much of that knowledge transfer depends on online tools. At the same time, an increasing number of companies are dependent upon international collaboration, as people work across national boundaries to launch their products and services.
John L. Hennessy has been president of Stanford University since 2000, though he has announced plans to step down in the summer of 2016. A computer scientist and entrepreneur, he has long been a champion of online learning and educational innovation. To learn more about Hennessy’s transformational leadership, see this article from Stanford University: Stanford President John L. Hennessy to Step Down in 2016.