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Lawrence P. Ward, Ed.D

Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

Lawrence P. Ward

Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Lawrence Ward provides strategic direction and senior management for a range of programs, services, and systems that support students’ academic, social, intellectual, and cultural development and personal well-being. In partnership with the vice president of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, he helps to ensure that the vision and strategy for the Babson student experience aligns with, connects to, and reinforces the College’s vision to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create economic and social value everywhere.

Ward is widely respected for his ability to build authentic, supportive, and lasting connections with students, faculty, and staff. In particular, his educational philosophy is grounded in an intrinsic interest and commitment to helping undergraduate and graduate students to develop essential skills, discover repeatable formulas for success, and grow as thinking persons who value innovation, diversity, and social responsibility.

As dean of Student Affairs, Ward is responsible for the following areas: Community Standards, Residence Life, Student Activities and Leadership, Health Services, Counseling Services, Faith and Service, and Dean/Student Life On-Call. In addition, the dean of Student Affairs Office serves as the focal point for students in crisis and other student-related emergencies.

Prior to joining Babson, Ward served as associate dean for academic programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington. As associate dean, he provided strategic direction and oversight for all graduate and undergraduate degree programs and related student services including enrollment management, academic student services, career development, global learning programs, student activities, leadership development, and student conduct. His previous experience also includes serving as managing director at an organizational development consulting firm and an account executive for Aetna Inc., where he managed the national healthcare marketing campaign for the Baltimore-Washington market.

Ward earned his BS in business administration from the University of Connecticut, his MA in higher education administration from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests relate to institution-level decision making, intercollegiate athletics, and leadership development.

Contact Information

Lawrence P. Ward, Ed. D
Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs
Hollister Hall, Suite 201