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Lara Tiedens

Lara Tiedens is the Executive Director of Schwarzman Scholars, a post-graduate fellowship designed to develop and prepare the next generation of global leaders.  She oversees the strategy and operations of the program and the private foundation that supports the program. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, she was the President of Scripps College, the women’s college in the Claremont College Consortium. While at Scripps, Tiedens created the Centennial Strategic Plan for Scripps College, she completed the largest campaign in the college’s history, redesigned financial aid, spearheaded racial equity initiatives, and formed new partnerships to advance science and technology education and community building. Prior to arriving at Scripps College, Tiedens was a faculty member and Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. 

As a social psychologist, Tiedens’ research examined the psychological roots of inequality and the formation of hierarchies in organizations. She created, designed, led, and taught the core MBA leadership development course at the GSB.  As Senior Associate Dean, she worked with a number of the faculty areas and oversaw the school’s PhD, Executive Education, and Global Innovation Programs. 

Tiedens earned a BA at Carleton College, and her MA and PhD at the University of Michigan. She previously served on the Boards of The Claremont Colleges and IES Abroad, and is currently a trustee of The Webb Schools, and a Director at AlixPartners. Tiedens was a CASBS fellow in 2008-09.