Picture of Lawrence Czarda

Lawrence Czarda

President, Greensboro College

Dr. Czarda is President of Greensboro College in North Carolina. In 2010, Dr. Czarda was selected as the 18th president of the college after a national search. Dr. Czarda has earned a reputation for being an active presence on campus, addressing major issues directly with a commitment to shared governance and transparency. He has an open door policy and a productive relationship with the Board of Trustees and is a passionate advocate for small, private, church related, liberal arts colleges.

Prior to his tenure at Greensboro College, Czarda served George Mason University in Northern Virginia in many capacities as a senior administrator for 27 years, during a critical period of the institution’s remarkable growth and development into one of the most innovative public research institutions in higher education, with a growing enrollment of over 35,000. In these various roles, he guided the executive management of many of the core functions of the university, financial and administrative operations at the highest level.

Prior to his service to Mason, Czarda worked in municipal government in Virginia. Czarda has been a leader on numerous boards and commissions, including Highland School, Chair of the Fauquier County School Board, Chair of the Fauquier Health System, and Chair of the Fauquier Hospital board. Czarda is deeply involved in the city of Greensboro, serving on numerous boards of directors and as board chair for organizations related to his service as President of the College and his role in the community (ArtsGreensboro, Opportunity Greensboro, Creative Greensboro, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and West Market Church Finance Committee). . Czarda holds a BA from Bridgewater College, an MPA from The American University, and a PhD from George Mason University. He is married to Dr. Carolyn Chappell, and has seven children and eleven grandchildren to date.