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.

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.

‘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.

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.