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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.

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The Search Committee

A 19-member Presidential Search Committee is charged with conducting a comprehensive and inclusive global search for Stanford’s 11th president.

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Presidential Attributes

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.

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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

January 2016

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.