Megan Swezey Fogarty
Megan Swezey Fogarty joined External Relations in March 2020 to lead the Office of Community Engagement. In this role, Megan reports to Martin Shell, Vice President, and Chief External Relations Officer. The AVP for Community Engagement leads efforts toward more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts. This involves leveraging the assets of campus engagement hubs to strengthen and advance collaboration, with a focus on addressing mutual challenges around affordability, education, health, and sustainability. Previously, Megan served as deputy executive director at Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service providing leadership for strategic planning, fund development, communications, public policy programs, and alumni relations.
Prior to Stanford, Megan served as nonprofits liaison for State Assemblyman Joe Simitian and hosted Simitian’s government access television show. She also served as Youth Service California executive director, outreach coordinator for the Stanford Graduate School of Education Service Learning 2000 Center, project director for Constitutional Rights Foundation, and teen coordinator for the City of Palo Alto, among other positions.
Megan has an appointment to the PAUSD Parcel Tax Oversight Committee and currently serves with the Pitzer College Family Leadership Council, Foundation for a College Education, First Congregational Church Nursery School, and the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto. She has degrees in Psychology and English from Stanford University and received her MPA from Notre Dame de Namur University.
Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) creates a more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts. OCE leverages the expertise and resources of dozens of diverse campus engagement hubs to strengthen and advance collaboration with external communities, with a focus on addressing mutual challenges around affordability, education, health, and sustainability.