Sarah Church will step down on the finish of fall quarter after over three years as vice provost for undergraduate schooling (VPUE) due to an ongoing well being subject, the College introduced on Oct. 19.
“It has been extraordinarily gratifying to work on enhancing the tutorial experiences of our great undergraduate college students and to develop sources and help for school of their educating,” Church informed the Stanford Report. “I might like to proceed to steer this work, however right now, I want to cut back my workload to concentrate on an ongoing well being subject. I’m grateful to be receiving wonderful medical therapy and anticipate to make a full restoration.”
Philosophy professor Lanier Anderson was appointed interim vice provost by Provost Jenny Martinez, who can be forming a search committee for Church’s successor.
Church led the College’s tutorial continuity efforts in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Lengthy-Vary Imaginative and prescient, and helped develop the Civic, Liberal and World Training (COLLEGE) program.
Church’s departure marks the third prime administrator to go away Stanford since Could, following former provost Persis Drell and former President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
Previous to being appointed to the position on June 1, 2020, Church served because the vice provost for school improvement, educating and studying, and led the Heart for Educating and Studying (CTL). Beforehand, Church served as senior affiliate vice provost inside VPUE, engaged on a number of initiatives supporting college students who’re first-generation, ladies and underrepresented minorities.
Church got here to Stanford in 1999 as a school member within the physics division. She was named the Pritzker College Fellow in Undergraduate Training in 2014 for her “sustained dedication, on the highest ranges, to undergraduate schooling.”
Primarily based upon the design of the Lengthy-Vary Imaginative and prescient crew that Church co-led, the School Senate authorised the Civic, Liberal, and World Training (COLLEGE) requirement for first-year college students in 2014, which serves as a standard curriculum for a liberal schooling.
Church additionally led the Tutorial Continuity Group as a part of College pandemic administration to make sure the continuity of schooling in the course of the COVID-19 disaster.
The Each day has reached out to the College for touch upon the construction and timeline of the search committee for Church’s successor.