E. Percil Stanford, Ph.D.

E. Percil Stanford, Ph.D. recently served as AARP’s Regional Director for the West Region and as an interim director of the National AARP State Affairs Department. He was named its Chief Diversity Officer in December 2005. In his long career, he worked at the U.S. Department of Human Services Administration on Aging where he helped establish the first University-based education and training programs. Stanford served as the Director for the National Institute on Minority Aging, which he founded, and directed several other national programs under the umbrella of the University Center on Aging at San Diego State University where he continues to serve as Professor Emeritus. He is a prolific author of several books on a wide range of topics related to aging. An active leader in numerous professional organizations, he is past president of the American Society on Aging. Stanford has been appointed to several commissions and task forces, including the White House Conference on Aging Planning Council. He received his Ph.D in Sociology with an emphasis in Gerontology from Iowa State University.

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