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A portrait of President Claire E. Sterk outside her office

Meet Emory's president

A portrait of President Claire E. Sterk outside her office

Claire E. Sterk is the 20th president of Emory and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health.

She took office on September 1, 2016, having previously served as the university's sixth provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. A public health scholar who has deepened our understanding of addiction, mental health, and HIV/AIDS, she served on the Emory faculty for 21 years.

Biography

Conversations with President Claire E. Sterk

As part of Emory University's ongoing Conversations with America focus group series, which encourages our community to address some of our country's most difficult issues, President Sterk takes a moment to discuss her own perspective on such topics as inclusion and diversity, immigration, the future of work, the value of higher education, the impact of emerging technology on higher education, the reasons Emory embraces difficult conversations, and the importance of political inclusion and empathy.

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Recent Presidential Communications

May 9, 2018

Sterk Thanks Community for Remarkable Academic Year

This academic year has been another remarkable one. As a community, we’ve learned and solved problems together...

April 24, 2018

Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Search

It is with excitement that we announce the launch of the search process for the Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students.

December 15, 2017

Recent Legislative Developments

In uncertain times, our core values compel us to stand up for a few basic truths.

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