Stephen R. Lewis Jr. has served as chair of the board of Wallin Education Partners since 2016. 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, the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the Visiting Committee of the Center for Development Economics at Williams. He is a trustee of the Robina Foundation and Chair of the Trustees of Wallin Education Partners. He also serves as a consultant to college presidents and boards. Previously Lewis was trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1988-2014, Vice Chairman 2009-14) and of Mitchell Hamline School of Law (2007-16), and director of Valmont Industries, Inc. (2002-13).
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 the Chair of the Board of Trustees