Patricia J. Gumport, vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, will step down from her position at the end of August 2019.
She will return to teaching in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and resume her work as director of the Stanford Institute of Higher Education Research. Provost Persis Drell will appoint a search committee and begin a search for her successor.
“I am truly honored to have had this opportunity to serve as Stanford’s founding vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. It has been extremely fulfilling to work at all levels of university decision-making to enhance the educational experiences of our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at this critical phase of their development,” Gumport said.
Patricia J. Gumport is Stanford's first Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.