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Gordon H. Chang to become senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education

History Professor Gordon H. Chang will become the senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education on April 1.

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Stanford History Professor Gordon H. Chang will become the senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education on April 1.

Harry J. Elam Jr., senior vice provost for education and vice provost for undergraduate education, recently announced the appointment.

Elam said Chang will advise him and assist with the overall management of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), which is home for Stanford Introductory Studies, the Program in Writing & Rhetoric, Undergraduate Advising and Research, the Bing Overseas Studies Program and Residential Programs.

“Gordon brings strong dedication to liberal education and to equity and inclusion for all of our diverse undergraduates,” Elam said. “His broad experience and understanding of Stanford will make him a powerful representative for VPUE with our partners in the university and beyond.”

Chang, who joined Stanford in 1991, said he was honored to be appointed.

“I am thankful for this special opportunity,” he said. “I look forward to contributing to undergraduate education at Stanford, including major initiatives emerging from the university’s long-range planning process.”

Chang succeeds Sarah Church, a professor of physics, who joined VPUE’s leadership team in August 2016. Church was appointed senior associate vice provost in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning in January 2019.