Stein to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws

By whitlocd | May 13, 2011

On Thursday, May 19, at the Graduate Ceremony an Honorary Doctor of Laws will be awarded to Isaac Stein.  Stein has served as a leader in business and has a distinguished record of volunteer leadership in the education and non-profit sectors. Stein is President of Waverley Associates Inc., a private investment firm he founded in 1983. He also served as the Chairman and acting Chief Executive Officer of Esprit de Corp,  and as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for Raychem Corporation, and he was a partner with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, a San Francisco law firm. He is a co-founder and director of a number of biotechnology companies and has served as a director of numerous public and private companies.

Stein was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, which helps companies with corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility programs. He was a member of the International Advisory Council of the Economic Development Board of Singapore and is a member of the Board of the James Irvine Foundation, a leading funder of the arts in California.

He is a Stanford University trustee, a two-term member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, and a member of the Stanford Humanities and Sciences Council and of the Interdisciplinary Biosciences Advisory Council. He has held numerous positions at Stanford University, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Convening Co-Chair of Stanford’s Capital Campaign—The Stanford Challenge.

Stein earned a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University. He and his wife, Madeline Stein, An Arcadia University Trustee and Class of 1968 alumna, have established the Isaac and Madeline Stein Endowed Scholarship at Arcadia and support the Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship and the Arcadia University Annual Fund. They also donated the Stein Periodicals Room in Landman Library. At Stanford, they have established the Isaac and Madeline Stein Visiting Writers Series, the Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professorship in the School of Humanities and the Sciences, and the Isaac and Madeline Stein Public Service Fellowship Funds in the Schools of Business, Law and Education.