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​Dr. Lawrence P. Ward

Vice President for Learner Success and Dean of Campus Life

As vice president for learner success and dean of campus life at Babson College, Dr. Lawrence P. Ward (Larry) provides strategic direction and executive oversight for a comprehensive student and campus experience that supports the academic, professional, social, and cultural development and personal well-being of Babson students. He serves as principal advisor to the president and other senior leaders on decisions that impact successful student outcomes and influence learner satisfaction. Larry leads an integrated portfolio of student-centered services, programs, systems, and policies that deliver excellence in the learner and campus experience at Babson.

Specifically, Larry provides campus leadership and oversight for intercollegiate athletics, student advising, career development, health and wellness, student activities and leadership development, multicultural and identity programs, religious and spiritual life, housing and dining programs, residence life, BabsonArts, community standards, campus police and public safety, and student affairs administration. 

Prior to joining Babson in 2014 as the dean of students, Larry served as associate dean for academic programs at American University‚Äôs Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC, where he led all degree programs and related student services including enrollment management, academic advising, career services, and global learning programs. He previously served as managing director at PRS, Inc., an organizational development consulting firm and as a healthcare account executive for Aetna, Inc. Larry holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and University of Michigan, and earned his doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. 

A popular and engaging featured speaker and panelist, Larry serves in national leadership positions in higher education and holds a faculty appointment in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is recognized for helping individuals and organizations to reach their maximum potential for success. Larry is widely respected for his ability to build authentic and impactful connections with students, faculty and staff.

Contact Information

Lawrence P. Ward, Ed.D.
Vice President for Learner Success and Dean of Campus Life
Hollister Hall, Suite 201
781-239-5008