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Academic Chats: University Leadership: The Role of the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, and Others

Every academic institution is structured differently.  What do you need to know as a new faculty member to negotiate and work effectively with the leadership at your new institution?

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About Academic Chats

Could a faculty career be in your future? Attend Academic Chats to explore skills and experiences to help you prepare from Stanford faculty and staff. Lunch is provided. 

StartX Campus Demo Day

Campus Demo Day is the largest on campus event that StartX hosts each year. Here, Stanford's top students interested in entrepreneurship hear from founders both in and out of the StartX community and take time to consider how they might want to be involved with startups in the near future. 

Lineup:CEO SpeakersPitchesStartX Founder Panels10 Year Exhibition of StartX company innovations

Leaders in Higher Education: Three Different Paths to the Same Presidency

Please join us for this very unique, first and only panel presentation by the most recent presidents of Foothill College located in Los Altos Hills, CA (5 miles from Stanford). Foothill’s 5th, 6th, and now 7th presidents will be sharing their personal and professional experiences and how they ended up becoming president of one of the most highly rated community colleges in the country, with a student body larger than Stanford’s. These presidents all are women, from Asian-Pacific Islander ancestry, and from 3rd generation, 1st generation, and recent immigrant backgrounds, respectively.

Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton @ ETL

Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5M into 100 startups led by underestimated founders and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Quartz.

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