Meet the Dean

Huntington D. Lambert

Huntington D. Lambert (Hunt) is dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University. The division, which serves 25,000 students annually through Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School, Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, Harvard Professional Development Programs, and the Crimson Summer Academy.

Previously, Lambert served as associate provost of OnlinePlus at Colorado State University (CSU), which enrolls more than 13,000 students in four undergraduate, 27 master’s, and three PhD programs. He served as founder and interim CEO of CSU Global Campus and associate vice president of economic development at CSU. He is also the former director of the Colorado State University Entrepreneurship Center and a former member of the faculty at the CSU College of Business.

During his business career, Lambert was part of 25 startups in 12 countries, 22 of which are still operating. He helped another 15 startups during his time at CSU, including Solix Biofuels, EnviroFit, and Keen One Foods. He teaches strategy, entrepreneurship, and business plan development.

Interviews and Publications

Leapfrogging in Higher Ed, Tech Crunch

From ‘What We Do’ to ‘Whom We Serve’: Extension School Leader Marks Three Years of Change, Harvard Gazette

A Distance-Learning Pioneer, Harvard Gazette

Dean Lambert on Student Success, Inside Extension