On July 1, 2022, M. Elizabeth “Liz” Magill became the University of Pennsylvania’s ninth president. A legal scholar and inspiring leader, Magill comes to Penn after serving as Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Virginia and, prior to that, as the Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean of the Stanford Law School. Magill’s leadership at both UVA and Stanford brought transformative changes to both institutions. At Penn, she also serves as a Trustees University Professor and Professor of Law.
During her successful tenure as Provost at the University of Virginia, Magill oversaw the university’s teaching and research activities, directing the academic administration of its 12 schools as well as the university’s library, art museums, public service activities, institutes and centers, and foreign study programs.