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11/18/94

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Dean of students, church associate dean to leave Stanford

STANFORD -- Stanford University Dean of Students Michael L. Jackson and Associate Dean of the Chapel Diana D. Akiyama, husband and wife, will leave Stanford in March 1995 to further their careers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Jackson has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Affairs at USC, while Akiyama will pursue a doctorate and serve as a lecturer at the 24,000-student institution. ³It was a difficult decision to leave Stanford,² the couple said in a joint statement Nov. 17. ³USC offers us opportunities to grow and develop in our respective professional fields. It also will allow us to contribute to one of the top urban universities in the country as it begins to implement a new strategic plan. ³We will miss the friendships we have developed here and are deeply appreciative of the support we have received during our time at Stanford.² Stanford Provost Condoleezza Rice said that Jackson had been ³an excellent dean of students.² ³I have enjoyed working with him personally,² Rice said. ³The position at USC is a marvelous opportunity for him, and they are lucky to have him. We are sorry to see him leave Stanford, where he¹s served so ably for so long.² Mary Edmonds, vice provost and dean of student affairs, added, ³When Michael shared his candidacy for the position of vice president for student affairs at USC a couple of weeks ago, I was happy for him. He now has the opportunity to fulfill his longtime dream of becoming a vice president for student affairs. ³Michael and Diana have made many contributions to the Stanford community, and they will be missed. I wish for them much success in this new venture. One question remains. I wonder how long it will take him to transfer his loyalties to the USC football team?²

STANFORD -- Stanford University Dean of Students Michael L. Jackson and Associate Dean of the Chapel Diana D. Akiyama, husband and wife, will leave Stanford in March 1995 to further their careers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Jackson has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Affairs at USC, while Akiyama will pursue a doctorate and serve as a lecturer at the 24,000-student institution. ³It was a difficult decision to leave Stanford,² the couple said in a joint statement Nov. 17. ³USC offers us opportunities to grow and develop in our respective professional fields. It also will allow us to contribute to one of the top urban universities in the country as it begins to implement a new strategic plan. ³We will miss the friendships we have developed here and are deeply appreciative of the support we have received during our time at Stanford.² Stanford Provost Condoleezza Rice said that Jackson had been ³an excellent dean of students.² ³I have enjoyed working with him personally,² Rice said. ³The position at USC is a marvelous opportunity for him, and they are lucky to have him. We are sorry to see him leave Stanford, where he¹s served so ably for so long.² Mary Edmonds, vice provost and dean of student affairs, added, ³When Michael shared his candidacy for the position of vice president for student affairs at USC a couple of weeks ago, I was happy for him. He now has the opportunity to fulfill his longtime dream of becoming a vice president for student affairs. ³Michael and Diana have made many contributions to the Stanford community, and they will be missed. I wish for them much success in this new venture. One question remains. I wonder how long it will take him to transfer his loyalties to the USC football team?²

STANFORD -- Stanford University Dean of Students Michael L. Jackson and Associate Dean of the Chapel Diana D. Akiyama, husband and wife, will leave Stanford in March 1995 to further their careers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Jackson has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Affairs at USC, while Akiyama will pursue a doctorate and serve as a lecturer at the 24,000-student institution. ³It was a difficult decision to leave Stanford,² the couple said in a joint statement Nov. 17. ³USC offers us opportunities to grow and develop in our respective professional fields. It also will allow us to contribute to one of the top urban universities in the country as it begins to implement a new strategic plan. ³We will miss the friendships we have developed here and are deeply appreciative of the support we have received during our time at Stanford.² Stanford Provost Condoleezza Rice said that Jackson had been ³an excellent dean of students.² ³I have enjoyed working with him personally,² Rice said. ³The position at USC is a marvelous opportunity for him, and they are lucky to have him. We are sorry to see him leave Stanford, where he¹s served so ably for so long.² Mary Edmonds, vice provost and dean of student affairs, added, ³When Michael shared his candidacy for the position of vice president for student affairs at USC a couple of weeks ago, I was happy for him. He now has the opportunity to fulfill his longtime dream of becoming a vice president for student affairs. ³Michael and Diana have made many contributions to the Stanford community, and they will be missed. I wish for them much success in this new venture. One question remains. I wonder how long it will take him to transfer his loyalties to the USC football team?²

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