Hampden-Sydney College names new president
- March 3, 2016
Hampden-Sydney College has named a new president, John Lawrence "Larry" Stimpert, vice president for academic affairs at DePauw University in Indiana.
Stimpert also is professor of economics and management at DePauw, which is in Greencastle, Ind. As an administrator, he oversaw 250 full- and part-time faculty in nearly 30 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs.
Before DePauw, Stimpert was professor of economics and business at Colorado College. He co-directed a campus-wide master plan effort, leading a delegation of Colorado faculty and staff on fact-finding and benchmarking visits to Davidson, Carleton and Grinnell colleges.
While on sabbatical from Colorado during the 2009-2010 academic year, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Management Department of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
He also served as an ACE Fellow and special assistant to the president at Earlham College during the 2002-2003 academic year. Before then, he was a faculty member at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
Before starting his academic career, Stimpert worked for the Southern Railway Co. and for Norfolk Southern Corp. after Southern's merger with Norfolk and Western. He later worked for the Chicago and North Western Transportation Co.
Stimpert received his bachelor’s in economics from Illinois Wesleyan University, his MBA from Columbia University and his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He and his wife, Lesley, have two children, Connor, 16, and Renee, 14.