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About VPUE

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

As the designated gateway to undergraduate education at Stanford, VPUE strives to connect students intellectually with the full range of our educational opportunities and to promote the active engagement of all faculty, instructors and staff with undergraduate students.

Opportunities within VPUE

For Students

For undergraduates, VPUE serves as the nexus for key programs and initiatives that both facilitate acclimation to college level work and help you define and achieve your intellectual ambitions at Stanford. Check out opportunities within the VPUE, including classes and seminars, options for research, pre-term September Studies programs, and chances to venture abroad. 

For Faculty

Look into opportunities to further interactions with undergraduates, develop innovative curriculum and pedagogy, and discover ways in which working with undergraduates can further your own research agenda. 

VPUE Administration

The administrative group working directly for the vice provost serves the efforts of the overall VPUE organization. Functional departments within the administrative group include finance, human resources, information technology, communications, and facilities. Contact information for the vice provost’s executive staff is below.

Interim Vice Provost R. Lanier Anderson's Office
(650) 724-8618
Learn more about Interim Vice Provost R. Lanier Anderson

Senior Associate Vice Provost

Sharon Palmer
(650) 723-4504

Senior Associate Vice Provost for Finance and Administration 

Jeanne Berent
(650) 725-4218

VPUE Program Offices

Established in 1995, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) comprises the Bing Overseas Studies Program, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Haas Center for Public ServiceStanford Introductory Studies, the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, and Academic Advising. Contact information for each program office is available below. 

Academic Advising

Phone: (650) 723-2426

Bing Overseas Study Program

Phone: (650) 723-3558  |  Fax: (650) 725-7355

Center for Teaching and Learning

Contact information for CTL

Haas Center for Public Service

Contact information for Haas

Stanford Introductory Studies

Contact information for SIS Programs

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Phone: (650) 723-2631  |  Fax: (650) 723-0631
Contact information for PWR

VPUE Faculty Directors

Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)
Aron Rodrigue
(650) 723-8807

Introductory Seminars (IntroSems) and  Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE)
Dan Edelstein
(650) 724-9881

Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)
Adam Banks
(650) 725-8107

Structured Liberal Education (SLE)
Marisa Galvez
(650) 723-1918

VPUE Student Advisory Group

Learn more about SAG here.

Contact Us

Phone: (650) 723-4463    
Fax: (650) 724-9960


  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday

    Sweet Hall, Fourth Floor
    590 Escondido Mall
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA 94305-3082