Our Vision

In May 2019, Stanford launched its Long-Range Vision for how the university can accelerate its purposeful impact in the world, based on proposals submitted by the campus community.  These stories describe the planning process for Our Vision, and detail the progress of initiatives that accelerate new solutions for urgent challenges, enhance our knowledge of our world and ourselves, advance education for our undergraduate and graduate students and support our community of faculty, students and staff.

Stanford Today —

Q&A: Stanford’s engagement with the community

The leaders of Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement, Megan Swezey Fogarty and Preeti Hehmeyer, discuss the vision for the new office, the university’s engagement with its neighbors and the office’s initial work.

Makerspaces get creative during coronavirus pandemic

Even faced with complete closure due to health and safety guidelines, Stanford’s makerspaces have found innovative ways to continue serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trustees discuss Stanford’s COVID response, long-range planning, Jordan Hall

At their Oct. 4-6 meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees discussed the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, heard an update on the Long-Range Vision, and approved a campus committee’s recommendation to remove David Starr Jordan’s name from campus spaces and to relocate the statue of Louis Agassiz outside Jordan Hall.