Stanford University – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


Stanford University #45

Stanford, CA
More than 12,500 employees
President: John Hennessy
CDE: Rosa E. Gonzalez

Diversity Mission: Stanford is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff; creating a community of fairness and respect; ensuring that resources are accessible to all; and complying with related laws and guidelines.

Stanford has a Diversity & Access Office that was created to advance the university’s equal opportunity and affirmative action goals and commitment to diversity, and the university‚Äôs pledge is to create an environment in which differences are both welcomed and appreciated.

This office ensures university compliance with federal, state, and local regulations concerning diversity and disability. To accomplish its mission, the university works collaboratively with vice presidents, deans, department chairs, administrative managers and human resources staff who have direct responsibility for achieving the university’s objectives. Stanford also provides an array of services designed to help solve specific problems and to ensure that all staff have a forum in which they can air concerns; the goal is to effectively address issues before they become formal grievances.