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May 17 2018
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell have unveiled a high-level vision for Stanford's future as part of the long-range planning process.
From left, Elvira Prieto, winner of the 2018 Margaret Ann Fidler Award, with Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for student affairs, and Margaret Ann Fidler, former associate vice provost for administration in Student Affairs.
May 16 2018
Elvira Prieto wears a number of hats at Stanford. She’s associate director of El Centro Chicano y Latino, she’s a resident fellow in Casa Zapata. She’s an active Stanford alum, having graduated from the university in 1996.  Now she can add the 2018 Margaret Ann Fidler Award to her accomplishments....
Susie Brubaker-Cole standing near sandstone columns
May 4 2018
Seven months into her new job as vice provost for student affairs, Susie Brubaker-Cole talks about the mental health and well-being challenges facing students and the initiatives her division is pursuing to support a welcoming and inclusive campus culture.
Harry Elam speaking to the FAculty Senate
Apr 27 2018
Stanford is working to find better ways to support undergraduate students in their academic journey – including through additional resources for first-generation students, new first-year learning opportunities, strengthening the advising program and more attention to student health and well-being.
Head shot of Chris Griffith
Apr 27 2018
Christine Griffith, associate vice provost and dean of students, is retiring after nearly 38 years at Stanford. Griffith, who originally joined Stanford as an office manager in Escondido Village, is credited with developing the university’s first Graduate Life Office.

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