Professor Debra Satz, who conceived of and helped launch the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, has been named dean of Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences. This great achievement reflects her commitment to liberal arts education as evidenced by her service to the university and pre-collegiate students everywhere. Satz, a professor of philosophy, will now serve as dean to Stanford's largest school, overseeing 4,800 undergraduates and graduate students.
Search committee chair Professor Aron Rodrigue said Satz’s “integrity, commitment and devotion to all aspects of the academic enterprise are widely admired. She will be a terrific dean of H&S facilitating and initiating synergies across disciplines and will contribute greatly to the excellence that is the hallmark of Stanford’s mission.”