News & Updates

Letter to the community on undocumented students

June 7, 2017
In an open letter in the Stanford Daily, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reaffirm and discuss further the resources and commitments Stanford offers to undocumented students.

Stanford's commitment to progress on climate change

June 6, 2017
A message from President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell restating Stanford's commitment to leadership on climate change.

Progress report on Student Title IX Process

May 31, 2017
In a letter to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell provides a progress report on the first 15 months of the Student Title IX Process, the university's pilot process for investigating and hearing Title IX cases.

Update on Stanford’s support for immigrant community members

May 10, 2017
As the challenges facing immigrant communities continue to be a focus of discussion both nationally and here on campus, the President and Provost provide an update on Stanford’s efforts to support all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.

Dereca Blackamon, Lily Zheng and Persis Drell co-facilitate workshop on institutional change

May 8, 2017
On 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.

Search underway for Vice Provost for Student Affairs

April 24, 2017
Stanford 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.

Ideas sought for long-range planning process

April 24, 2017
At 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.

Invitation to Stanford community to participate in long-range planning process

April 6, 2017
We'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.

International Travel Policy

March 3, 2017
An updated policy has been posted regarding international travel.

Opening thoughts

February 1, 2017
Dear 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.