Speeches & Writings


President's Column: Ensuring Academic Breadth

January 15, 2017
A narrow focus doesn't serve students, or Stanford, well.
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.
Nov 2016 magazine cover

President's Column: A Purposeful University

November 15, 2016
Driven by our mission, characterized by the courage to change.

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.

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.
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.