About the Vice Presidency for the Arts

The Vice Presidency for the Arts (VPA) is dedicated to increasing the visibility and impact of the arts at Stanford. The VPA offers extracurricular and interdisciplinary student programs, public exhibitions and performances, and central resources for navigating the arts within the university.

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a liberal arts education at Stanford and houses the academic arts departments.

Land Acknowledgment

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

This acknowledgment has been developed in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. Learn more about Stanford’s relationships with native peoples.

Meet Deborah Cullinan, Vice President for the Arts

In early 2022, Stanford named Deborah Cullinan, formerly chief executive officer of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, as the first full-time Vice President for the Arts at the university.

“I am elated to be joining the community of visionary arts leaders at Stanford, and working with them to further contribute to the Bay Area creative ecosystem. Artists do the essential work of helping us make meaning of these times. Their capacity to visualize and realize a better, more equitable future is boundless. At this critical moment, Stanford has immense potential to amplify the power of art and creativity to heal us moving forward.”

Read the appointment announcement

Read an interview in The Stanford Daily

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Deborah Cullinan
Vice President for the Arts

Anne Shulock
Assistant Vice President for the Arts

Maude Brezinski
Executive Director, Development for the Arts

Robin Wander
Senior Director of Arts Communication

Arts Advisory Council

Office of the Vice President for the Arts
Littlefield Center, 2nd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-2250