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Meet Stacey Bent, Stanford’s new vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

portrait photo of Stacey Bent
Courtesy of Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
Oct 31 2019
Stanford, VPGE

Supporting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars is a second career for new Vice Provost Stacey Bent. As the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bent has taught and mentored countless aspiring scientists in her lab, Bent Research Group. Now she’s bringing that experience to the role of Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (VPGE), a position she started on Sept. 1.

Stanford News caught up with Bent to learn why she decided to step into an administrative position, how her office is supporting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and what her best career advice is for students and researchers thinking about the future.

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