Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Richard H. Shaw began his tenure as Stanford’s dean of admission and financial aid as of September 1, 2005. Upon his appointment Stanford Provost John Etchemendy said, “Rick Shaw offers proven experience in several areas of vital importance to Stanford, including creating a diverse student body. He also knows the challenges involved in selective admissions, in making the case for the liberal arts and for ensuring that higher education is accessible to everyone.”
Dean Shaw led Yale’s undergraduate admissions and financial aid office from 1993–2005. Prior to joining Yale, Shaw served as director of admissions at the University of Michigan from 1988 to 1993, associate director of admissions and records at the University of California-Berkeley from 1983 to 1988 and in various admission and residence positions at the University of Colorado-Boulder from 1972 to 1981.
He is a member of, and has served in leadership positions for, several national admission groups, including the College Board, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Consortium on Financing Higher Education and National Association of College Admissions Counselors.