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Vice Provost Greg Boardman

Greg Boardman

Greg Boardman

Greg Boardman has spent his professional career dedicated to advancing student development and learning by engaging students in ongoing dialogue and reflection outside of the classroom, resulting in their growth as responsible and ethical members who can positively impact the diverse world in which they live.

He has been the Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Stanford University since January 2006. Prior to this, he was Interim Dean of Student Affairs from 2005–06 and Dean of Students from 2004–05.
As Vice Provost, Boardman oversees more than 25 offices and centers that offer resources, advising and support for both undergraduate and graduate students.
His leadership team comprises six Associate Vice Provosts (AVPs), who oversee the offices, centers and staff that support the development of the whole student through co-curricular programs and services. The six AVP units are: 


Stanford’s Community Engagement and Diversity (CED) unit has been home to 10 centers and offices dedicated to empowering students to lead in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and pluralistic society.

The position of Associate Vice Provost for Community Engagement and Diversity (CED) is currently vacant. In the interim, the centers and offices are reporting as follows: 

The  Asian American Activities Center, the Black Community Services CenterEl Centro Chicano y Latino,  Queer Student ResourcesThe Markaz: Resource Center,  the Native American Cultural Center, and the Women's Community Center are led by Jan Barker Alexander, Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Chair of  Community Centers.  She currently reports to Deborah Golder, Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Residential Education.

The Diversity and First-Generation Office (DGen), led by Director Dereca Blackmon, Interim Associate Dean and Special Adviser to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs for Diversity Initiatives, currently reports to Vice Provost Greg Boardman. 

Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), led by Associate Dean and Director Nanci Howe,  currently reports to Chris Griffith, Dean of Students.

The Haas Center for Public Service, led by Executive Director Tom Schnaubelt, currently reports to Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain,  Associate Vice Provost for Administration. 

Students are engaged at all levels and all times during their educational experience at Stanford and are encouraged to foster connections of all kinds—intellectual, cultural and social. Under Boardman’s leadership, the division empowers students to thrive in their academic life as well as in their personal relationships and physical and mental health.
Before coming to Stanford, Boardman was associate vice president for student affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans from 1988–2004. He also held several positions in the Student Life division at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
He serves on the NASPA Foundation Board, the Stanford Athletics Board, the Stanford Alumni Association Board, the Haas Center for Public Service National Advisory Board and the St. Johnsbury Academy Board of Trustees.
Boardman received his master’s in education from Pennsylvania State University and his bachelor’s in mass communications from the University of Vermont.