Jim Plummer M.S. ‘67 Ph.D. ‘71, dean of the School of Engineering, recently announced that he would step down from his position after a 15-year tenure.
Jim Plummer M.S. ’67 Ph.D ’71, dean of the School of Engineering, will step down at the end of this year after serving as dean for 15 years.
Nearly 50 percent of assistant professors who are hired at Stanford will go on to obtain tenure, according to Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences Richard Saller, who noted that around 80 percent of those faculty members who reached the point of being considered for tenure are granted it.
Responding to rapid growth in student enrollment, the School of Engineering anticipates making significant expansions to its faculty size.
After Stanford withdrew from the competition for a tech campus in New York, administrators and faculty maintain that the $3 million Stanford spent on the proposal was not wasted, and that Stanford gained much valuable experience from the venture.
Stanford University submitted its proposal today to build a $2.5 billion, 1.9 million square-foot graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. If the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selects Stanford’s proposal, the city will grant the University land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million to develop its campus over the next 30 years.