President, Hampshire College
Jonathan Lash, the sixth President of Hampshire College, has served previously as president of World Resources Institute (WRI), senior staff attorney of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Peace Corps volunteer and trainer. An internationally recognized environmental leader, he chaired the President’s Council on Sustainable Development for Bill Clinton, and led Vermont’s environmental program under Governor Madeleine Kunin. He holds a law degree and master’s degree in education from Catholic University of America and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. President Lash has dedicated his career to building institutions to help solve the pressing problems of our planet. That dedication continues at Hampshire College, an institution committed to educating citizens who can help lead society as it confronts those problems.