Stanford’s 126th Commencement Weekend, June 16-18, will feature a graduation address by California State Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and a Baccalaureate address by Children’s Defense Fund president Marian Wright Edelman.
Debra Satz, a professor of philosophy, senior associate dean for the humanities and arts, and chair of the 2016-17 Faculty Senate, has long been a champion of the humanities, equity issues and faculty governance on the Farm.
Raikes, who has been a trustee since 2012, has a long record of supporting Stanford programs, including the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars and the Mindset Scholars Network.
Elizabeth Zacharias joined Stanford a little over a year ago as vice president for human resources. She offers advice to other newly hired staff members and outlines her plans for human resources management at Stanford.
The Inauguration Ceremony on Friday coincides with the second day of Reunion Homecoming. Tickets are required for the inauguration, which is a private event for the Stanford community, including faculty, students, alumni and staff.
Since spring 2015, more than four dozen junior faculty members have taken part in weeklong writing retreats sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking.