Lawrence Ward

Vice President for Learner Success and Dean of Campus Life
Babson College

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.

Prior to Babson, Larry served as associate dean for academic programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC, where he led all degree programs and related student services. 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 invited speaker and panelist, Larry holds national leadership positions in higher education and is recognized for helping individuals and organizations to reach their maximum potential for success. He is widely respected for his ability to build authentic and impactful connections with students, faculty and staff.