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Jonathan Levin, business school dean, appointed as new president of Stanford


Apr 4, 2024

Jonathan Levin has been appointed as the 13th president of Stanford University. The announcement was made on Thursday morning by Stanford University, stating that Jonathan Levin, the current dean of the business school, will be taking over as president starting from fall. He will be succeeding Richard Saller, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis since September 2023. Levin will officially assume the position on August 1st.

In a press release, Levin expressed his gratitude and humility at being chosen to lead Stanford University, a place that has been of great significance to him for over three decades. He has been serving as the dean of the business school for the past eight years. According to the release, Levin joined the faculty at Stanford in 2000 and has received awards for his work in economics. He is also a member of President Joe Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Levin completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford with degrees in English and mathematics in 1994, followed by a master’s degree from Oxford University and a PhD from MIT.

Reflecting on his time at Stanford, Levin shared in the release how the university has had a profound impact on his academic and personal development, inspiring his career in academia. He emphasized the importance of collaboration, teaching exceptional students, and working towards ambitious goals collectively.

The search for the new president was carried out by a 20-member committee over a span of seven months, evaluating and recruiting candidates. This rigorous process culminated in the appointment of Jonathan Levin as the new president of Stanford University.

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