Higher education

President Tessier-Lavigne outlines what is important

A commitment to service, a dedication to help new students make the most of their opportunities and an aspiration to take Stanford to even greater heights were among the themes outlined by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne during his “What Matters to Me and Why” talk.

Q&A with Provost Persis Drell

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

A philosopher at the helm of Stanford’s Faculty Senate

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.

Zacharias outlines Stanford UHR’s strategic plan

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.

Persis Drell named Stanford provost

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.