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Persis Drell named Stanford provost

Portrait of Persis Drell

Persis Drell, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, will become provost on Feb. 1.

Image Credit: Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover
Nov 7 2016

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An accomplished academic leader and longtime member of the Stanford community, Drell will become the university’s chief academic officer and chief budgetary officer. She will assume the role Feb. 1.

Persis Drell, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering and previously director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will be the next provost of Stanford University, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced today.

Drell, whose appointment takes effect Feb. 1, 2017, brings multiple dimensions to the role. She is an accomplished physicist, an experienced leader of complex organizations, a teacher committed to broad undergraduate education and a longtime member of the Stanford community who literally grew up on the campus.