Huntington D. Lambert (Hunt) is dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University. The division 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.
In September 2019, Dean Lambert announced his retirement. The Division of Continuing Education's Associate Dean and Chief Innovation Officer Henry Leitner has agreed to serve as interim dean starting in January 2020.
Lambert currently serves on the board of directors of the Perkins School for the Blind, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Inside Track, and the American Repertory Theatre. He has consulted for the University of North Carolina Online Task Force, the Credential Engine Advisory Group, and Rosie’s Place. Lambert is also a member of the Boston Deans Group, the Continuing Education Deans Group, and ASG.
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. 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.