The purpose of What Matters to Me and Why is to encourage reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University.
Faith Kazmi, Ed.D, Associate Dean/Director, Women's Community Center
Faith Kazmi, Ed.D is Associate Dean/Director of the Stanford Women's Community Center. She previously served as the Associate Director of the WCC for six years and in 2011, became the Director. Her work involves overseeing the function and mission of the WCC, in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, in order to best serve the Stanford community. She is constantly inspired by conversations that take place in the space or during programs where the intersections of feminism and identity, leadership, and contemporary issues related to gender and social justice are explored. The WCC is an open and welcoming space where students are invited to explore issues, gain relevant skills for success both academically and professionally, and find a sense of community with others who care about making positive change. She believes in embracing innovative ways of addressing issues and promoting an inclusive space where conversations and action can emerge. Faith earned her BA in Psychology with a Management Minor from UC Irvine, and then ventured to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for her MA in Higher Education Administration. She later earned her Doctor of Education degree in Organization & Leadership from the University of San Francisco School of Education.
The entire 2014-2015 lineup is as follows:
October 22 Tom Ehrlich
January 14 Cindy Ng
February 4 Faith Kazmi
April 8 Anthony Antonio
May 13 Garth Saloner