At the Stanford Historical Society Annual Members’ Meeting on May 3, SHS President Geoff Cox presented the society's annual awards to Andy DiPaolo, Jan Thomson, and Eric Knight and recognized their contributions.
Andy DiPaolo and Jan Thomson, co-recipients of the 2023 Karen Bartholomew Award for Exceptional Service to the society, were recognized for providing visionary leadership and wise guidance as co-chairs of the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Committee; for shepherding the Oral History Program through strategic planning processes, funding proposals, staff recruitment, and interview projects; and for conducting oral history interviews that capture the perspectives and untold stories of key university faculty, trustees, and staff.
The Karen Bartholomew Award was established in 2005 to recognize significant and distinguished volunteer service to SHS over a number of years. The award’s first recipient and its namesake was Karen Bartholomew, class of 1971, who joined the society at its founding in 1976 and has served in numerous important leadership positions over the years.
Eric Knight, recipient of the 2023 Susan W. Schofield Oral History Award, was recognized for his project on John Hennessy’s presidency. The award committee commended his vision in conceiving and carrying out an ambitious interview project with 21 senior university leaders and thereby documenting an important era of transformation at Stanford, as well as his efforts in editing the interviews for publication in book form as Voices from the Hennessy Presidency: Collected Interviews with Stanford University Leaders, 2000–2016.
Knight is Executive Dean and Professor of Strategic Management at Macquarie University Business School in Sydney, Australia. An interview with him is available in the latest issue of Sandstone & Tile.
Established in 2018, the Susan W. Schofield Oral History Award is given annually by the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program for excellence in the practice of oral history. Its purpose is to encourage oral history at Stanford University, to strengthen the collections of the Stanford Historical Society and the Stanford Libraries, and to recognize excellent quality in oral history work.
For information about future award submission deadlines, please visit the Opportunities page on the Stanford Historical Society website.