John W. Etchemendy is Stanford’s twelfth Provost. As the chief academic and chief budgetary officer of the University, the Provost is responsible for administering the academic program, including both instruction and research, and for the coordination of the administrative and support functions of the University with its academic purposes.

He generously helped our group before WSC 2011 by matching $13,000 in donations during our pre-race fundraising campaign. Provost Etchemendy has graciously continued his support of our team in our 2011-2013 cycle, and our latest 2014-2015 cycle.

Thanks to Provost Etchemendy for supporting our group and other student research on campus!