Lou Stark has served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since July 2013. Prior to arriving at CWRU, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Coe College for 16 years. Lou also served as Vice President for Student Life at Central College, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Tulane University, Associate Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis. He has held a variety of other Student Affairs positions in residence life, Greek affairs, academic advising and admissions. Lou has served as a consultant for Trio Training programs and as a consultant to colleges and universities evaluating student affairs programs, risk management, Greek affairs, and the roles of college student affairs deans.
He received an MS in Education in Counseling from Hofstra University, a BS in Psychology from Davis and Elkins College and did additional graduate work in higher education administration at Drake University and the University of New Orleans. He received a certificate in management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane.
Lou is past president and a former board member of the Iowa Student Personnel Association. He served on the board for the National Academy for Leadership and Executive Effectiveness, and has served on the Board of Trustees at Davis and Elkins College from 1988 to 1995. He served on the NCAA Division III Management Council and served on the President's Council/Management Council Joint Legislative Steering Committee, the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, and the Convention-Planning Subcommittee. He has also served as chair of the Delegates Committee of the University Athletic Association.
Lou's wife, Ann, works as a benefits consultant. His daughter, Liz, graduated from Saint Louis University and is a third-year law student at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law; and his son, Will, graduated from CWRU's Weatherhead School of Management in 2018.