Stephen R. Lewis Jr. serves as Immediate-Past Chair of Board of Trustees. He served as chair of the board of Wallin Education Partners from 2016-2021. Steve was one of the leaders that Win Wallin personally asked to serve as a trustee during a time of transition for the organization. Steve was president of Carleton College from 1987 to 2002. He began senior administrative experience at Williams College, where he twice served as Provost. An economist with a specialty in developing countries, Lewis received his BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from Williams in 1960, and his PhD in Economics from Stanford in 1963. He taught Economics at Stanford (1962-63), Harvard (1965-66), the University of Nairobi (1971-72) and Williams (1966-87), where he held the Herbert H. Lehman Professorship.
Lewis is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the Visiting Committee of the Center for Development Economics at Williams. Previously he was a trustee (and Vice Chair) of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1988-2014), of Mitchell Hamline School of Law (2009-17), of the Robina Foundation (2007-20), and Director (2002-2014, Chair 2007-13) of Columbia (formerly American Express) mutual funds, and of Valmont Industries, Inc. (2002-13). He also served on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs (2007-19). He also serves as a consultant to college presidents and boards.
Among his recognitions are the Presidential Order of Meritorious Service (1983) from the Botswana Government, Distinguished Eagle Scout (1993) from the Boy Scouts of America, the Bicentennial Medal (2006) from Williams, Lifetime Achievement at the 2015 Mutual Fund Industry Awards, Exceptional Service (2016) from the Carleton Alumni Association, and honorary degrees from Williams, Carleton, Macalester College, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Steve Lewis serves as Immediate-Past Chair of the Board of Trustees