News & Updates

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.

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.
Sept 2016 magazine cover

President's Column: Our Opportunity Now

September 15, 2016
Stanford's history of accomplishment inspires a new era of leadership.

A message from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

September 1, 2016
Marc Tessier-Lavigne sent this welcome email message to all members of the Stanford community on his first day as Stanford's eleventh president.

Stanford Magazine profile: A Leader in Full

August 30, 2016
As a scientist and as an executive, Marc Tessier-Lavigne has made a career out of making a difference.

Stanford President-elect Marc Tessier-Lavigne prepares to take office Sept. 1

June 21, 2016
The incoming leader’s spring agenda included attending Board of Trustees meetings and making preparations to hire a new provost.

Video: A conversation with Marc Tessier-Lavigne

February 4, 2016
Ruth Porat, a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees and a member of the Stanford Presidential Search Committee, sat down for a conversation with Marc Tessier-Lavigne about his appointment as Stanford University's 11th president.