Marc Tessier-Lavigne officially took office Sept. 1 as Stanford’s 11th president, following John Hennessy’s 16-year tenure. The Daily spoke with Tessier-Lavigne about his first weeks on the job and his vision for Stanford.
University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne started his tenure as Stanford’s 11th president on Thurs., Sept. 1,taking over for former university president John Hennessy.
Tessier-Lavigne, a former faculty member, is a leading neuroscientist who focused on research neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. His ground-breaking research has earned him many prestigious honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences and a fellowship in the UK’s Royal Society.
Stanford students, faculty and staff received an email Monday afternoon from the newly announced Provost search committee soliciting input on the search from the Stanford community. All tenured members of Stanford faculty are qualified for consideration for the position of the next Provost.
The decision to deny tenure to a history professor sparked a student protest on Thursday.
Provost John Etchemendy has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).
Dr. Lloyd Minor, provost of The Johns Hopkins University, was named dean of the Stanford School of Medicine by provost John Etchemendy yesterday.