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Stuart C. Lord

President (2009-2011), Core Faculty


Dr. Stuart C. Lord, a nationally recognized expert in service learning, multicultural and spiritual education, and leadership and ethics, became the fifth president of Naropa University on July 1, 2009.

He came to Naropa having most recently served as associate provost at Dartmouth College (2000–09), and he also served as dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation (2000–08) while at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth College, Dr. Lord worked at DePauw University where he served as university chaplain (1988–95), associate dean of academic affairs and director of volunteer programs (1995–97), professor of ethics and leadership (1993–2000), director of the Bonner Scholar Program (1993–2000), founder and executive director of the Hartman Center for Civic Education and Leadership (1995–2000) and associate dean of DePauw University (1997–2000). He resigned as President on December 31, 2011. Through building student service programs and the Hartman Center, annual student body participation in community service increased during his tenure from 25 percent to more than 93 percent.

Lord received his BA from Texas Christian University, his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry, United Theological Seminary. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Adderly and their daughter.

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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.

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