Garrett Stern, Executive Director of Leadership and Professional Education

Garrett Stern

Executive Director, Leadership & Professional Education

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Garrett is a mission-driven higher education innovator with experience developing ground-breaking professional programs, building strategic community relationships, and managing multi-stakeholder initiatives. At the University of Richmond, he led innovation efforts to increase access, affordability, and job-ready relevance for professional programs. He is committed to the development of life-changing education that is relevant to all stages of career growth.

Garrett has presented at national conferences and consulted with institutions of higher education regarding the increasing importance in the upskilling and reskilling of the workforce as society navigates the serious economic disruptions of the fourth industrial revolution.

In previous lives, Garrett has been a farmer, filmmaker, and community leader for issues related to food systems and sustainability.

Honors & Awards

  • President's Volunteer Service - Gold, Office of the President of the United States
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


  • M.A., University of Richmond
  • Mini MBA, University of Richmond
  • B.A. James Madison University