Kathryn M. Gillam, PhD

Executive Director, Emerita

Kathy Gillam joined DCI in December 2013 as our founding Executive Director. She played a key role involved in hiring staff, overseeing budget, space, and program as well as setting up application and admissions processes and related activities. Kathy also developed relationships with administrative offices across the Stanford campus to devise new processes to accommodate and enhance the experience of DCI Fellows and Partners and foster their intergenerational engagement. She also developed and drove outreach efforts to catalyze programs at other higher education institutions nationally and globally based on the principles of DCI. 

For over 35 years Kathy Gillam made continuous and meaningful contributions to Stanford University. These include major initiatives and accomplishments in the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the School of Medicine. As a capstone, her leadership in the DCI created a new, vibrant and important addition to Stanford University. She retired from DCI and Stanford University in October 2020. Kathy continues to support the DCI program in an advisory role.