Vice Provost for Student Affairs

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  • Johanna Mills Metzgar

    Johanna Mills Metzgar

    Vice Provost, Academic Council, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

    BioJohanna joined Stanford as Associate Vice Provost for Student & Academic Services and University Registrar in May 2018.

    In her role, Johanna leads the Registrar's Office and seven other departments, including the Bechtel International Center, Graduate Admissions, Mind Over Money Financial Wellness, Student Financial Services, Student Information Systems, the Student Services Center, and User Experience & Design Strategy.

    Johanna has set forth a multi-year vision, which she is currently leading, to improve the student experience and enable students to navigate their academic journey at Stanford seamlessly.

    Career Experience
    Before joining Stanford, she served as associate registrar at the University of California, Berkeley, a role she held since 2006. She brought to Stanford more than 20 years of combined experience in student services at Cal as well as Columbia University, where she worked for ten years in numerous roles, including associate director for the institution’s Division of Student Services and acting executive director of student services at Columbia’s Medical School. She also served as an associate registrar, assistant registrar, and financial aid officer at Columbia.

    In her previous roles, Johanna streamlined and improved a wide range of academic and administrative processes, including billing, third-party payments, grading, transcript fulfillment, course approval, catalog production, class scheduling, enrollment management, degree audit, and graduation checkout. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to students by creating systems that have transformed the ways students explore courses and design their academic paths.

    Johanna earned a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in journalism from San Francisco State University.