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Past Presidents

Since the founding of the Naropa Institute in 1974, many individuals have contributed to its growth and development. While the designations of Naropa’s leadership positions have changed over its history, each of the individuals in these positions of leadership has offered exemplary vision and direction to shape Naropa’s path.

Naropa's Leaders

7th President, 22 July 2012–present

6th President, 2011–2012

5th President, 2009–2011

4th President, 2003–2009

3rd President, 1993–2003

2nd President, 1985–1993

1st President, 1974–1985

Dean, 1980–1985

Co-Director (with William McKeever), 1978–1980
Co-Director (with Reginald Ray), 1978–1980 Executive Director, 1977–1978

Vice President, 1974–1975

Executive Director, 1974–1975

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.