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Welcome, Dr. Stimpert

It’s with open arms that we welcome Dr. John Lawrence “Larry” Stimpert to our community as Hampden-Sydney College’s 25th president.

Stimpert most recently served as vice president for academic affairs and a professor of economics and management at DePauw University in Indiana, where he was responsible for all aspects of the university’s academic program.

“We’re excited by what we know Dr. Stimpert is going to be able to accomplish for Hampden-Sydney,” said M. Peebles Harrison, chairman of the college’s board of trustees.

We share Harrison’s enthusiasm and excitement.

“Not only does he have impeccable credentials as an academic leader; he has demonstrated the kind of vision and skill that will be necessary to lead the institution as a whole,” Harrison said.

We think that Stimpert will continue to lead the institution and its students, faculty and staff toward a bright future, one brimming with more opportunities for success.

“It has been easy for me to embrace Hampden-Sydney’s mission of ‘forming good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning,’” Stimpert said. “This mission is as important and vital today as when the college was founded nearly two-and-one-half centuries ago, and it will guide our planning and initiatives in the months and years ahead.”

We applaud Stimpert for both embracing the college’s mission and using it as a guide in planning its initiatives in the months and years to come.