Dr. Farouk Dey is a higher education executive with two decades of progressive experience leading and transforming educational organizations using innovations in technology, experiential learning, and organizational design. As Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Career & Experiential Education at Stanford University, he oversees a portfolio of 80+ educators in four collaborative centers: BEAM Career Education, Bechtel International Center, the Office of Accessible Education, and the Schwab Learning Center. Since joining Stanford in 2013, he has been building and scaling career and experiential education, and implementing a new vision and a reinvented model of connections, inclusive communities, purposeful learning, and meaningful work. Dr. Dey has held senior leadership and board roles at several institutions and organizations, including Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, Washington State University, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). His credentials include an MBA, a PhD and an Ed.S in Education, an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology, and a BBA in Finance. Founder of the Stanford Future of Work Symposium, Dr. Dey has authored several articles and book chapters and served as a consultant and board member at many organizations and universities, faculty member at several institutes, and keynote speaker and panelist at many conferences in the US and around the world.

Current Role at Stanford

Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Career & Experiential Education


  • Vision 2020: New model of connections, communities, purposeful learning, and meaningful work, Stanford University (July 1, 2013 - Present)


    Stanford, CA

  • USAID Economic and University Development in the Philippines, Technology Institute of the Philippines (November 21, 2014 - December 31, 2017)

    Consulted with the Technology Institute of the Philippines to establish a new career services program as a new economic development initiative funded by USAID.


    Manila, Philippines

  • Visiting Fellow - Teaching a Masterclass for Higher Education Leaders in Singapore, Ministry of Education, Singapore (3/1/2017 - 3/31/2017)



Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Faculty, Career Services Institute (2014 - Present)
  • Higher Education Consultant, William Davidson Institute (2014 - Present)
  • Faculty, Management Leadership Institute (2016 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) (2012 - 2015)

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