Susie Brubaker-Cole named vice provost for student affairs

Susie Brubaker-Cole is Stanford’s new vice provost for student affairs.

Susie Brubaker-Cole, a former Stanford academic administrator who was most recently the vice provost for student affairs at Oregon State University, was named vice provost for student affairs at Stanford by Provost Persis Drell.

As vice provost, Brubaker-Cole oversees more than 25 offices and centers that offer resources, advising and support to 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford. She succeeds retiring Vice Provost Greg Boardman and has already started transitioning to her new role.

“Susie knows Stanford well, and she has a deep understanding of students’ needs. I am thrilled to welcome her back,” Drell said. “She brings extensive knowledge of all aspects of both the undergraduate and graduate experience. She is a strong leader who commands the respect of all who work with her. She is truly passionate about key issues our students care about. She understands the importance and challenge of supporting them to thrive in an increasingly complex world.”

Brubaker-Cole served for eight years as Stanford’s associate vice provost for undergraduate education, from 1999 to 2008, leading academic advising, undergraduate research, honors programs, academically themed living-learning programs, and graduate fellowships and scholarships advising. She also was a live-in Stanford resident fellow within Student Affairs, directing residential programming and student staff development for a frosh and sophomore residence.

Brubaker-Cole led Oregon State’s Student Affairs division for the past three years, an office similar in scope to that at Stanford. She previously served six years as associate provost for academic success and engagement on the Oregon campus. As associate provost, she worked in close partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, academic units and the Faculty Senate to guide the vision, development and implementation of university-wide student success and engagement initiatives.

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