Newswise — Dr. Lawrence (Larry) P. Ward, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business, has been named Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at Babson College.

Ward comes to Babson after 13 years as a senior leader and administrator at American University. He was appointed Associated Dean in 2006 where he managed all undergraduate and graduate degree programs. He currently oversees 26 full-time staff members in enrollment management, academic student services, student activities, student conduct, global learning programs and career development.

At Babson, he will partner with Betsy Newman, Vice President of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, to advance the institution’s strategic efforts to shape the student experience, which align and reinforce Babson’s vision to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create economic and social value globally.

He will oversee Community Standards, Counseling Services, Faith and Service, Dining Services, Health Services, Residential Life, and Student Activities and Leadership. Ward will also be responsible for the student crisis response, in addition to other college-wide commitments relevant to the student experience.

His colleagues at American University praise Ward for his “incredible creativity, compassion and enthusiasm for business education.”

When asked about fulfilling his new role at Babson, Ward shared, “I believe that I can build the right relationships, bring new energy and enthusiasm to student development efforts and provide active leadership across many areas that will benefit the Babson community. I will approach the work with eyes, heart and mind wide open.”

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ward will join the Babson community on July 14, 2014. For more info, visit

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