Stanford appoints Jonathan Levin, dean of the business school, as the new president

Jonathan Levin, the current dean of Stanford University’s business school, has been appointed as the 13th president of the university. He will take on this new role in the fall, succeeding Richard Saller who has been serving as interim president since September 2023.

Levin expressed his gratitude and humility for being chosen to lead the prestigious institution, which he has been associated with for over three decades. As a faculty member at Stanford since 2000 and having completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford in English and mathematics, Levin attributes much of his academic success to the opportunities provided by the university.

After earning a master’s degree from Oxford University and a PhD from MIT, Levin returned to Stanford and took on leadership roles within the university. He has been dean of the business school for eight years now, and has also received numerous awards for his work in economics. In addition to this, he is a member of President Joe Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The search for a new president involved a 20-member committee that spent seven months recruiting and assessing candidates before ultimately selecting Levin for the role. He is set to start his tenure as president on August 1st, ready to lead Stanford towards continued excellence in education and research.

By Aiden Johnson

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