Jeffrey P. Stein

President Jeff Stein portrait

Jeff Stein was elected as Mary Baldwin’s 10th president in 2023, bringing more than 30 years of higher education expertise to the university in areas such as innovative strategic planning, access and equity, engaged learning, and campus-community partnerships. He describes working with students, faculty, and staff at Mary Baldwin as his dream job.

Dr. Stein spent two decades at Elon University in North Carolina, serving most recently as vice president for strategic initiatives and partnerships, and assistant professor of English; developing nationally recognized high-impact learning programs; teaching; fundraising, and overseeing strategic planning, athletics, career services, continuing education, service learning, and residential campus initiatives.

He earned a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Georgia, an MFA in creative writing from Colorado State University, and a bachelor’s in English from Beloit College. He has published on governing boards, the residential campus, inclusive campuses, multifaith leadership, academic and student affairs partnerships, and service learning, as well as poems in national literary magazines. 

Dr. Stein’s grandparents survived the Holocaust and Russian pogroms to make a new life in the United States, and his parents were the first in their family to attend college. He’s married to Chrissy Stein, and their children are graduates of Carleton College and Wesleyan University.

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