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Career Story Event: Fireside Chat with Shirley Everett, Ed.D., MBA

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During a 40-minute discussion, Shirley Everett shared experience and wisdom from her 30-year career leading Residential & Dining Enterprises at Stanford. Shirley discussed the critical role that her parents played as her first mentors, the importance of developing relationships at Stanford, and insightful advice for building relationships with potential mentors and sponsors. She also discussed the challenges of leading R&DE through the pandemic and candidly shared some of the obstacles she has faced in her career journey. Lastly, she reflected on her legacy to Stanford as a commitment to excellence and the impactful work she has done to build an inclusive community for students, faculty, and staff.

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About Shirley Everett

Shirley J. Everett, Ed.D., MBA

As Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises, Shirley Everett leads a diverse and talented team of over 1,200 staff members in creating a culture of excellence. She is a strong advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion and inspires her leadership team to create an inclusive environment for all staff, especially staff of color, where they feel a sense of belonging and are empowered to thrive. Dr. Everett also serves as Senior Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Inclusion and as a Senior Advisor to the IDEAL Advisory Committee.