Casey announces Vice President for Academic Affairs


President Brian Casey announced this evening that Larry Stimpert, professor of economics and business at Colorado College, has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and will begin July 1.
He will replace David Harvey, who has served as the VPAA since 2009 and will return to his full-time role as a professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
Stimpert received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University. He earned his M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In his time at Colorado College, Stimpert has served as the chair of the economics and business department. He has also served on, and chaired, the college's Faculty Executive and Social Sciences Executive Committees.
Stimpert was one of three final candidates to be considered for the position and was brought before the faculty to deliver his plan for the university. A faculty panel and administrators met with each of the candidates and filled out responses that were submitted to Casey. Based on the responses, Casey appointed Stimpert.
Wayne Glausser, head of the faculty search committee, said the group formulated a profile of the ideal VPAA and sought out to find him or her.
"This person would be a distinguished teacher-scholar in a liberal arts setting, with a record of success in significant administrative roles, who had the creativity, energy, and judgment to lead DePauw into its next academic era," Glausser said. "Larry Stimpert fits this description perfectly."