Richard Saller announced today that he will step down as dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences on Sept. 1, 2018.
Saller, 64, will return to teaching full time at Stanford. Provost Persis Drell will shortly appoint a search committee and begin an international search for his successor.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve Stanford University and the faculty, students and staff of the School of Humanities and Sciences,” Saller said. “My goal as dean for the last 10 years has been to make the resources and facilities available for our faculty and students to excel in their research, teaching and learning – in general, for them to thrive and share their knowledge with the larger world. Knowing that I was able to play this role and be a part of Stanford’s history gives me great satisfaction.”
Excerpts from full article by Milenko Martinovich.