New VPUE and VPSA leadership search committees seek student input

Jan. 12, 2024, 1:35 a.m.

Advisory committees for top administrative roles were announced by Stanford on Thursday, following the resignations of Sarah Church as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) in October, and Susie Brubaker-Cole as Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) in November.

The committees seek student input in the search for successors to VPUE and VPSA leadership. They will host town hall meetings and distribute online forms for students’ opinions and recommendations of the search. 

A student advisory committee for each position will be responsible for identifying the eligibility of every candidate, speaking on behalf of the student body’s concerns and meeting the final candidates for the respective positions. 

The VPUE is responsible for undergraduate programs including Introductory Seminars (IntroSems), Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) and the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP). 

The VPSA is involved in “The Future of Student Affairs” which works to improve the community and wellness of students, including organizing the Neighborhood system and the Graduate Life Office.

Sarah Church resigned on Oct. 19, 2023, after three years in the role of VPUE, citing an on-going health issue. Susie Brubaker-Cole resigned shortly thereafter on Nov. 8, 2023, leaving her VPSA role after over six years to “pursue a new set of career opportunities that are closer to my hometown and my deep family connections there,” according to a statement sent to the Stanford community.  

Applications to become a member of a student advisory committee are due Jan. 17 and can be found here.

The Daily has reached out to the University for comment.

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