York University President

Mr. Jared Stark

About the President

Mr. Jared A. Stark stepped into the role as interim president for York University in July of 2024. Stark began his service at York in 2001, working in the admissions office as a student recruiter. He left York in 2003 to pursue a master’s degree in higher education administration from Texas Tech University. During his time at Texas Tech he worked in the student-athlete academic services department. He returned to York in 2005 and has served in several roles including assistant dean of students and interim admissions director. He took on the role of athletic director in 2008 and then accepted an expanded position as vice president for athletics and enrollment in 2014. In 2021, Stark became the vice president for advancement. In that role, he oversaw the successful completion of the largest fundraising campaign in the school’s history. 

Stark is a 2001 graduate of York University and native of Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his wife, Charla, have two children, Everson and Nico.

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A Letter From the President

It is an honor to be asked to serve in this role. To step in at this time, for as long as that may be, is a responsibility I accept with deep humility. To lead this institution, that has had my heart for many years, is something I will treat with the utmost respect. I love York University. I love our people, our campus, and our community. I believe more than anything that God has a guiding hand upon us as we seek to fulfill our mission.

In Him, 

Jared Stark