Presidential Search (2015-16)
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, will become Stanford University’s 11th president on September 1, 2016.
About Stanford University
It is an exciting time to be at Stanford and to be embarking on a search for the next Stanford president.
The Search Committee
A 19-member Presidential Search Committee is charged with conducting a comprehensive and inclusive global search for Stanford’s 11th president.
Learn more about the committee
The Presidential Search Committee has consulted extensively with the Stanford community to develop a set of attributes Stanford seeks in the university’s 11th President.
News & Announcements
Neuroscience pioneer Marc Tessier-Lavigne named Stanford’s next president
February 4, 2016
The Stanford trustees announced that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University and former Stanford faculty member, will be the 11th president. He will assume the role September 1.
Q & A with Isaac Stein
Presidential Search Committee chair Isaac Stein shares his thoughts on the process to select Stanford’s 11th president.
Feedback sought on next Stanford president
September 21, 2015
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to provide comments on Stanford’s key opportunities and challenges, and suggest presidential attributes and prospective candidates.
Members of Presidential Search Committee announced; Isaac Stein will chair
August 12, 2015
The search for Stanford University’s 11th president has begun with the formation of a 19-member Presidential Search Committee. Isaac Stein, current Stanford trustee, will chair the committee.
Stanford University President John L. Hennessy to step down in 2016
June 11, 2015
President John L. Hennessy announced plans to step down as Stanford University’s 10th president after more than 15 years leading the transformation of one of the world’s foremost research institutions.