Huntington D. Lambert

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Huntington D. "Hunt" Lambert is the dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University. He is the sixth person to hold the position, having been appointed in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Lambert was "massively dyslexic" and couldn't read at 10 years old, although he could break down and reassemble a car.[1] He grew up in Dover, Massachusetts, and his mother was graduated from the Extension School.[2] She only attended the ceremony, however, after her son became the dean.[2] He met his wife, Kelly, while an undergraduate.[1]

Professional life[edit]

Prior to coming to Harvard, he taught in an MBA program.[2] He also led the Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University where he created the Colorado State University Global Campus, an all-online public university.[2][3] He has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a master’s of science in management degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.[3]

His goal as dean is "to ensure that high-quality education is available at a fair price to the 20 million Americans who need better education to participate in a knowledge economy."[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Harvard Portrait". Harvard Magazine. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Magazine, Inc. March–April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mineo, Liz (April 6, 2016). "From 'what we do' to 'whom we serve'". The Harvard Gazette. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Huntington D. Lambert named Harvard's Continuing Education Dean". Harvard Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Michael Shinagel
Dean of the Harvard Extension School
2013 - present
Succeeded by
N/A (incumbent)