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Diversity Cabinet

Stanford University’s Diversity Cabinet was formed in 2005 and is co-convened by Karen Cook (Sociology), Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Patricia Gumport (Education), Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Harry Elam (Theater and Performance Studies), Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The cabinet is composed of Stanford faculty and staff who are appointed by Provost Etchemendy to ensure Stanford's goal of building a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The cabinet meets monthly during the academic year.


Karen S. Cook, the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, and Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Harry Elam, the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Patricia Gumport, Professor of Education and Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Greg Boardman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Jennifer Brody, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
  • Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology and Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research
  • Rosa Gonzalez, Director, Diversity and Access Office
  • Lauren Schoenthaler, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access
  • Richard Shaw, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Matt Snipp, Professor of Sociology, Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Diversity and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development
  • Elizabeth Zacharias, Vice President for Human Resources