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

Jonathan Levin, who has been the dean of Stanford University’s business school for the past eight years, has been appointed as its 13th president. He will officially take on the role in the fall, succeeding Richard Saller, who has been serving as interim president since September 2023. In a statement, Levin expressed his gratitude and humility in being chosen to lead one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Levin has been a faculty member at Stanford since 2000 and has received numerous awards for his work in economics. He also serves on President Joe Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Having completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford in English and mathematics, Levin went on to earn a master’s degree from Oxford University and a PhD from MIT. He credits Stanford with shaping his academic career and providing opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

The search for the new president involved a 20-member committee that spent seven months recruiting and assessing candidates before ultimately selecting Levin for the prestigious role. With his extensive experience in academia and leadership, Levin is well-equipped to lead Stanford towards continued excellence in education and research.

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