Dr. Faith Kazmi is currently serving as the Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community and Executive Director for the Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership. With over 20 years of higher education experience, Faith has spent the majority of her career at the Stanford Women’s Community Center, where she continues in her role as Associate Dean and Director.
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Her work has focused on issues of gender, equity, identity, and justice. Faith is a strong believer in collaborative efforts towards justice and has served on various campuswide committees during her 18 years at Stanford, including the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and the Presidential IDEAL Initiative committee focused on the undergraduate engagement. Faith employs a student-centered approach to her work and is thrilled to be able to serve the seasoned professionals who lead each of the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership as well as the First-Generation and/or Low Income Office during this time. Among her professional highlights, she has served on the Regional Advisory board of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, served on numerous conference planning committees, and was the recipient of the Region VI Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award. One of her most memorable experiences in higher education was serving as a staff member, specializing in ethical service-learning, on a comparative study abroad experience called Semester at Sea where she traveled with faculty, staff, and over 600 students to circumnavigate the globe and visit more than 11 countries. Back at Stanford, in 2018, along with the emeritus Scott J.J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center, Cindy Ng, Faith served as a co-chair the first Ivy Plus Conference for Cultural and Community Centers, a three-day gathering of over 60 participants from elite institutions focused on contemporary issues facing leaders within cultural and community centers nationwide.
Faith earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, with a minor in management. She then went on to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to complete her Master of Arts degree in Education at the Center for Higher and Post-Secondary Education. And, she later earned her Doctor of Education degree in Organization and Leadership at the University of San Francisco. Born at UCLA hospital and after a few moves north, she grew up in Stockton, California. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco/Bay area.