President Larry StimpertLarry Stimpert is the 25th president of Hampden-Sydney College. Before coming to Hampden-Sydney, Dr. Stimpert served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University. Earlier, he served as a professor in the Economics and Business Department at Colorado College and held the John L. Knight Chair for the Study of Free Enterprise.  

Dr. Stimpert received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University, his M.B.A. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His scholarship focuses on top managers and their influence on strategic decision making and firm strategies. His articles on a variety of management topics have appeared in leading academic journals, and he is the co-author of two management textbooks.   

Before starting his academic career, Dr. Stimpert worked for the Norfolk Southern Corporation and the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. Dr. Stimpert and his wife, Lesley, have two children.


Remarks, Speeches, and Publications


"Let Your Light Shine” – Opening Convocation (pdf)


“College in the Time of COVID-19” – New Student Orientation (pdf)

“‘Nor Tolerate Those Who Do’” – Honor Convocation (pdf)

“Our Time is Now” – Opening Convocation (pdf)

Founders Day Message to the Hampden-Sydney College Community (pdf)

Report to the Hampden-Sydney College Community (pdf)


“A Very Special College” – New Student Orientation (pdf)

“Morally Satisfying Life” – Honor Convocation (pdf)

“To Lead Out” – Opening Convocation (pdf)

Report to the Hampden-Sydney College Community (pdf)


“A Father’s Advice” – New Student Orientation (pdf)

“A Way of Life” – Honor Convocation (pdf)

“A Year, and Years, of Note” – Opening Convocation (pdf)

“Higher Education and Hampden-Sydney College: Continuing Relevance” – Commonwealth Club (pdf)

“Leadership is Not Self-Serving, but Other-Serving” – Reception Honoring Samuel V. Wilson (pdf)

“Setting a High Bar” – Final Convocation (pdf)

Report to the Hampden-Sydney College Community (pdf)


“Making the Most of a Hampden-Sydney Education” – New Student Orientation (pdf)

“Honor at Hampden-Sydney College” – Honor Convocation (pdf)

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Opening Convocation (pdf)

“Possibilities Fulfilled” – Financial Campaign Kick-off (pdf)

“A Job Well Done” – Final Convocation (pdf)

Report to the Hampden-Sydney College Community (pdf)


“Transformation, Not Transactions” – New Student Orientation (pdf)

“Honor is a Two-Way Street” – Honor Convocation (pdf)

“Hampden-Sydney Men” – Opening Convocation (pdf)

“Be Strong and Courageous, and Act” – Inaugural Remarks (pdf)

“A Hero’s Life and Work” – Memorial Service for Samuel V. Wilson (pdf)

Report to the Hampden-Sydney College Community (pdf)

“Our Great Opportunity” – Remarks upon Appointment as President (pdf)