News & Updates
May 8, 2017On Saturday, May 6, Provost Persis Drell hosted an all-day workshop for students on institutional change. Lily Zheng, '17, helped to organize and lead the event.
April 24, 2017Stanford seeks an accomplished leader for the position of Vice Provost for Student Affairs. The mission of the Student Affairs division is to educate students to make meaningful contributions as citizens of a complex world.
April 24, 2017At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for strengthening Stanford’s foundation.
April 6, 2017We're making long-range planning a major part of our focus in our first year because we believe it's crucial to develop a shared vision for the big opportunities Stanford pursues in the coming years.
March 3, 2017An updated policy has been posted regarding international travel.
February 1, 2017Dear Stanford students, A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with some student leaders here at Stanford. Out of that great conversation came the idea for this email – a first communication with all of you as I become provost today.
February 1, 2017As she takes office as provost, Persis Drell shares her thoughts on her new role, the Stanford community and the university’s future.
November 7, 2016An accomplished academic leader and longtime member of the Stanford community, Drell will become the university’s chief academic officer and chief budgetary officer. She will assume the role Feb. 1.
September 15, 2016As the school year begins, we must ask ourselves a critical question: What are we doing to ensure that the Stanford Engineering environment and educational experience is as inclusive and welcoming as possible to all of our students regardless of their backgrounds and identity?
September 1, 2016At the request of Provost Etchemendy, the Task Force on Women and Leadership developed recommendations to help improve the leadership climate on campus and move Stanford towards fully inclusive leadership. Task Force on Women in Leadership Appendices from Taskforce on Women in Leadership