A mix-up over the signatures on Stanford University diplomas issued during the 2012-13 academic year -- which may be more than 6,000 -- has led the university to offer replacements, according to a spokeswoman.
The diplomas bear the signatures of the trustees, among others, but the diplomas issued to fall, winter and spring graduates bore the signature of former Board of Trustees Chair Leslie Hume instead of Steve Denning, who has held the position since July 1, 2012, said Lisa Lapin, associate vice president for university communications at Stanford.
Lapin said the university got wind of the error shortly after the June 16 commencement. It has printed new diplomas and emailed graduates about the error.
Graduates can respond to the email if they want a new diploma. The university is in the process of mailing the new documents, Lapin said.