Lara Tiedens was appointed the ninth president of Scripps College on June 21, 2016, by a unanimous vote of the College’s Board of Trustees. As president, she holds the title of the W.M. Keck Foundation Presidential Chair, established in 1980.
Tiedens was a senior associate dean of academic affairs and faculty member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she oversaw educational technology, executive education, case writing, and faculty development for the finance and marketing areas of the Graduate School of Business. In prior years as an associate dean, she led the PhD program at Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as its Global Innovation Program. Previously, Tiedens was the Morgan Stanley Director of Stanford’s Center for Leadership Development and Research, and she has served as an advisor for numerous Stanford leadership initiatives.