News & Updates

Dereca Blackmon, Lily Zheng and Persis Drell co-facilitate workshop on institutional change

May 8, 2017
On Saturday, May 6, Provost Persis Drell hosted an all-day workshop for students on institutional change. Lily Zheng, '17, helped to organize and lead the event.

Search underway for Vice Provost for Student Affairs

April 24, 2017
Stanford seeks an accomplished leader for the position of Vice Provost for Student Affairs. The mission of the Student Affairs division is to educate students to make meaningful contributions as citizens of a complex world.

Ideas sought for long-range planning process

April 24, 2017
At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for strengthening Stanford’s foundation.

Invitation to Stanford community to participate in long-range planning process

April 6, 2017
We're making long-range planning a major part of our focus in our first year because we believe it's crucial to develop a shared vision for the big opportunities Stanford pursues in the coming years.

International Travel Policy

March 3, 2017
An updated policy has been posted regarding international travel.

Opening thoughts

February 1, 2017
Dear Stanford students, A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with some student leaders here at Stanford. Out of that great conversation came the idea for this email – a first communication with all of you as I become provost today.
Persis Drell

Q&A with Provost Persis Drell

February 1, 2017
As she takes office as provost, Persis Drell shares her thoughts on her new role, the Stanford community and the university’s future.

Persis Drell named Stanford provost

November 7, 2016
An accomplished academic leader and longtime member of the Stanford community, Drell will become the university’s chief academic officer and chief budgetary officer. She will assume the role Feb. 1.

Ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment

September 15, 2016
As the school year begins, we must ask ourselves a critical question: What are we doing to ensure that the Stanford Engineering environment and educational experience is as inclusive and welcoming as possible to all of our students regardless of their backgrounds and identity?

Report of the Task Force on Women in Leadership

September 1, 2016
At the request of Provost Etchemendy, the Task Force on Women and Leadership developed recommendations to help improve the leadership climate on campus and move Stanford towards fully inclusive leadership. Task Force on Women in Leadership Appendices from Taskforce on Women in Leadership