Dr. Lawrence (Larry) P. Ward has accepted the job as Associate Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs. He will be partnering with key stakeholders to advance the College’s strategic efforts to shape the student experience in ways that align with, connect to, and reinforce the vision to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create economic and social value everywhere. In addition to strategic and divisional leadership, Ward also will be responsible for community standards, counseling services, faith and service, food services, health services, residential life, student activities and leadership, and student crisis response, among other college-wide commitments relating to the student experience. He will be starting on July 14.
The Division of Student Affairs at Babson College fosters an innovative environment that supports growth and development of entrepreneurial leaders.
At Babson College, we recognize that classroom time takes up 14 hours/week. In partnership with faculty, Student Affairs extends learning and growth during the other 154 hours/week through its programs and reflection. We create an environment through the lenses of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (ETA) and SEERS (Social, Environmental, Economic Responsibility, and Sustainability) that complements curricular goals and experience(s) in an intentionally diverse and inclusive community. We partner with all students on their ideas, passions, and interests. We enable them to envision and navigate change, and challenge them to take informed risks and support them when they stumble or fail, to gain resiliency. We encourage student growth and development, self-reflection and analysis. We accomplish this through the following units: