Sarah Church will step down on the finish of fall quarter after over three years as vice provost for undergraduate training (VPUE) due to an ongoing well being challenge, the College introduced on Oct. 19.
“It has been extraordinarily gratifying to work on enhancing the academic experiences of our great undergraduate college students and to develop sources and assist for school of their educating,” Church informed the Stanford Report. “I might like to proceed to steer this work, however right now, I would like to scale back my workload to concentrate on an ongoing well being challenge. I’m grateful to be receiving glorious medical therapy and anticipate to make a full restoration.”
Philosophy professor Lanier Anderson was appointed interim vice provost by Provost Jenny Martinez, who can also be forming a search committee for Church’s successor.
Church led the College’s tutorial continuity efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the Lengthy-Vary Imaginative and prescient, and helped develop the Civic, Liberal and World Schooling (COLLEGE) program.
Church’s departure marks the third prime administrator to go away Stanford since Might, 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 growth, educating and studying, and led the Heart for Instructing 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, girls 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 Schooling in 2014 for her “sustained dedication, on the highest ranges, to undergraduate training.”
Based mostly upon the design of the Lengthy-Vary Imaginative and prescient workforce that Church co-led, the School Senate authorised the Civic, Liberal, and World Schooling (COLLEGE) requirement for first-year college students in 2014, which serves as a standard curriculum for a liberal training.
Church additionally led the Educational Continuity Group as a part of College pandemic administration to make sure the continuity of training throughout the COVID-19 disaster.
The Day by day has reached out to the College for touch upon the construction and timeline of the search committee for Church’s successor.