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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.


An end-of-year message from Emory President Claire E. Sterk

President Sterk reflects on the 2018-2019 academic year, previews this year's Commencement activities, and thanks Emory students, faculty and staff for their hard work this year.

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Recent Presidential Communications

February 12, 2019

Enku Gelaye Named Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

We are pleased to announce that Enku Gelaye will be joining the Emory community as vice president and dean of campus life.

October 28, 2018

Sterk Responds to Recent Shooting in Pittsburgh

The recent massacre at the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh has left us grieved and outraged. Acts of violence have no place in our society.

September 20, 2018

Deborah W. Bruner Appointed Senior Vice President for Research

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, as the university’s senior vice president for research, effective October 1.

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