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Photograph of Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain in JPG format.
Photograph by Joy Leighton

Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain

Associate Vice Provost for Administration and Interim Associate Vice Provost for Experiential Education

Tel: 650-725-6020

The associate vice provost for administration manages the vice provost’s executive administrative team, facilitates the distribution of resources for the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and the other Associate Vice Provost units within Student Affairs and supports all division-wide initiatives, programs and events. The Associate Vice Provost is also overseeing Experiential Education on an interim basis. The AVP also communicates university policies and procedures across the division and participates in university-wide groups, such as the University Management Group.

  • Budget Management and Administration          
  • Communications
  • Desktop Support
  • Human Resources
  • Operations and Student Unions


In 2016, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain became the associate vice provost for administration in Student Affairs. From 2009–16, she was senior research scholar and managing director at the Stanford Center on Longevity. Prior to this, she served as the senior director of capital planning and space management for Land, Buildings and Real Estate. During her 15 years at Stanford, Margaret has had numerous occasions to work with Student Affairs, including the renovations of Tresidder Memorial Union and Old Union.

Margaret has extensive experience with long-term strategic planning, facilities and capital planning, and financial management at Stanford and as associate provost at Dartmouth College. At Stanford, she has developed university-wide policies and procedures for space utilization agreements, the Form 1 system, and the annual facilities reserve process.
In addition to her administrative expertise, she was the assistant provost for development at Dartmouth, supporting fundraising campaigns, and administering undergraduate fellowships at Harvard University as assistant to the academic dean and resident tutor for Winthrop House.
Margaret began her career working with refugees and helping them resettle in the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.