From Dean Levin

Stanford GSB

Dear Stanford GSB Alumni,

Yesterday the Department of Justice charged 50 individuals with attempting to manipulate the college admissions process. I was dismayed to learn that two of the individuals charged are GSB alumni, including one who was serving on the GSB Advisory Council. I have placed the latter individual on leave from the Advisory Council pending the outcome of this matter. The alleged behavior falls far short of the ethical conduct we expect of any member of the GSB community, and especially one serving the school in an important capacity.

More generally, I was proud of the message that Stanford’s President and Provost sent yesterday condemning the reported conduct at Stanford and in the broader investigation, and resolving to safeguard Stanford’s admissions process against fraudulent behavior. It is important that we work together to uphold the values of this great institution.


Jonathan Levin
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean
Stanford Graduate School of Business