Speeches & Writings

Remarks at the 2019 Commencement ceremony

June 18, 2019
Following is the prepared text of remarks by university President Marc Tessier-Lavigne for delivery at Stanford’s 128th Commencement on June 16, 2019.

President’s comments to the annual meeting of the Academic Council, May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019
At the annual Academic Council meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2019, the president, provost and other leaders outlined three strategic themes and 10 specific programmatic activities to guide Stanford in the next decade and beyond.

Focusing on What Matters

May 1, 2019
This spring’s admissions fraud scheme poses challenges for higher education.

Promoting Sustainable Solutions

March 1, 2019
Experts navigate a critical moment in energy and climate science.

How Alumni Helped Affirm Our Vision

December 4, 2018
Two years of input validated our priorities.

Remarks at 2018 Convocation ceremony

September 20, 2018
Remarks by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the 2018 Convocation ceremony.

Deepening Our Global Imprint

September 1, 2018
An ideal moment to reexamine Stanford’s engagement around the world.
Stanford Magazine, July 2018

Setting a Vision

July 1, 2018
A collaborative process leads to priorities for navigating a dynamic future.

Remarks at 2018 Commencement ceremony

June 17, 2018
Remarks by university President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at Stanford’s 127th Commencement on June 17, 2018.

President’s comments to the annual meeting of the Academic Council, May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018
In his annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday, May 17, 2018, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne outlined initiatives that will set an agenda for Stanford in the next decade and beyond.