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Associate Director of Educational Partnerships

Lisa Anderson

Before joining Stanford, Lisa served in the Office of the President at Northwestern University from 2013-21, most recently as Assistant Director of Special Projects. Her key priorities included the promotion of undergraduate mentoring in academia and research, fostering diversity in the academy and celebrating secondary and post-secondary teaching and learning. At Northwestern, Lisa directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program and the Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award (DSTA) program. She also provided support for commencement and honors ceremonies, the Presidential Directive on Intercollegiate Athletics and other academic projects and initiatives. She additionally served as a member of the Committee on Athletics and Recreation, Fulbright ETA Program Campus Selection Committee, the One Book One Northwestern Selection Committee and the University Diversity Council. Lisa holds an AB in Philosophy and Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science (BBCS) from the University of Michigan, an MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, and an executive graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University. In 2017, she was awarded an Alumnae of Northwestern University Research Grant for work advancing the Northwestern Medical Scholars (NMS) program.

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