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Dr. Stuart Calvin Lord, Executive Director of the Grover L. Hartman Center for Civic Education and Leadership and Associate Dean at DePauw University, will become Dean of the Tucker Foundation and Associate Provost at Dartmouth College on August 1, 2000. Dr. Lord is nationally known for the development of innovative leadership and community service programs, and was Executive Director of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future in 1996-97, a national volunteer initiative targeted at improving the quality of life for young people.
A major leadership force at DePauw University since 1987, Dr. Lord was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Hartman Center there and in the creation of the innovative Bonner Scholars Program at De Pauw, part of the national Bonner Scholars Foundation based in Princeton, NJ, which provides scholarship funds to students annually who volunteer in community service programs.
As the Virginia Rice Kelsey Dean of the Tucker Foundation, Dr. Lord will oversee programs in religious life and counseling as well as local, national and worldwide volunteer service projects and internships. "Stuart Calvin Lord is an inspiring leader who will infuse the Tucker Foundation and its many programs with energy and vision," said Dartmouth President James Wright. "He cares deeply about the moral and spiritual development of young people and he brings to the Tucker Foundation an impressive track record in building volunteer and outreach programs that are engaging, meaningful and effective. Stuart Lord comes to Dartmouth at an important time in the life of this community as we continue to implement the Student Life Initiative."
Dedicated in 1951 by Dartmouth's 12th President, John Sloan Dickey, in honor of William Jewett Tucker, who was President of Dartmouth from 1893 to 1909, the Tucker Foundation was founded to "further the moral and spiritual life of the College." It is home to numerous volunteer and civic service programs and currently serves close to 2,000 students each year in dozens of sustained community service programs, fellowships and internships, or student-sponsored ministries locally, nationally and worldwide.
Dr. Lord was born in Westchester County, N.Y., and attended public schools in New Rochelle, N.Y. A 1982 graduate of Texas Christian University, he received both the Master of Divinity and the Master of Theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1986 and 1987, respectively. In 1993, he received the Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is the editor, with Ryan Hays, Kelly Haley and Wayne Meisel, of Common Good, Common Ground: Building Commitment & Community (New York, Peter Pauper Press, 1999) and the author of numerous articles on theology, volunteerism, multiculturalism and other subjects, most recently, "Moving to the New Millennium" for the Points of Light Foundation's journal, Volunteer Leadership.
A major national presence in the leadership of community service organizations, Lord serves as Chair of the America's Promise University Summit Advisory Board and The Putnam County (IN) Youth Summit. He is past president of the National Association for University College Chaplains and serves as higher education liaison to the Points of Light Foundation. He also serves on the Bonner Scholars Foundation National Advisory Board and the Campus Outreach Opportunity League, among others.
Dr. Lord was instrumental in raising over $5 million to endow numerous programs at the Hartman Center and played a key role in developing the DePauw University Leadership Academy. He has also been influential in numerous other community service outreach, scholarship and internship initiatives. Through his efforts and leadership, the number of students involved in community service at DePauw has increased from 35 percent to 87 percent. He also teaches courses there in Ethics and Leadership, Leadership Practice and Theory, AIDS Education and Community Research/Service Learning. "I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth," said Lord. "Working together with all the members of the campus community, we will seek to create new opportunities for citizen engagement and civic problem solving for the common good."
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