News & Updates

Harry Elam

Harry Elam appointed vice president for the arts and senior vice provost for education

January 10, 2017
Elam will now oversee the non-departmental arts programs as well as direct and coordinate critical efforts in education.
Megan Pierson

Megan Pierson appointed chief of staff to President Tessier-Lavigne

January 10, 2017
As chief of staff, Pierson will advise the president on a wide variety of special projects, initiatives and executive duties and will serve as a liaison between the president and various stakeholders.
Stanford Quad

President's comments at Faculty Senate meeting of Dec. 1, 2016

December 1, 2016
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
Nov 2016 magazine cover

President's Column: A Purposeful University

November 15, 2016
Driven by our mission, characterized by the courage to change.

Letter to the Stanford community from university leadership

November 9, 2016
A letter to the Stanford community from Marc Tessier-Lavigne, John Etchemendy and Persis Drell, following the 2016 U.S. election.
Persis Drell

Persis Drell named Stanford provost

November 7, 2016
Persis Drell, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering and previously director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will be the next provost of Stanford University, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced today.

Inauguration address by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

October 21, 2016
Text of “The Purposeful University: A Place of Unlimited Potential,” by Marc Tessier-Lavigne, as prepared for delivery at his inauguration as Stanford’s 11th president on Oct. 21, 2016.

‘Let us be fearless,’ President Tessier-Lavigne tells university at his inauguration

October 21, 2016
Stanford celebrated the beginning of a new era today by inaugurating its 11th president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a pioneering neuroscientist, technology executive and academic leader.

Remarks at 2016 Convocation ceremony

September 21, 2016
Prepared remarks by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the 2016 Convocation ceremony.

Convocation: New president welcomes news students and their parents

September 21, 2016
Stanford leaders and a senior welcomed first-year and transfer students during the 126th Opening Convocation Ceremony, held September 20 in the Main Quad.