Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart
Previous College: Lenoir-Rhyne University '99
Position: American University Director of Development for Athletics & Recreation

Chris Stewart is American University’s Director of Development for Athletics & Recreation.

Stewart’s focus is to advance the American University Athletics mission through the engagement and solicitation of major donors on behalf of our incredible student-athletes. Stewart supports the annual giving program through stewardship of current donors and introducing new donors to the Athletics program. Since Stewart’s arrival in July 2017, Athletics major donor engagement has increased significantly.

Prior to joining American University, Stewart enjoyed remarkable success leading campaigns at The Woods Academy (Bethesda, MD), Chesapeake Academy, now part of Severn School (Annapolis, MD), and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation (Annapolis, MD) raising a cumulative total of over $30 million. 

Stewart earned his master’s degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky in 2001 while serving as a graduate assistant with the men’s basketball team under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Tubby Smith. Stewart earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 1999 graduating magna cum laude while playing on the men’s basketball team. Stewart transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne from Furman University in 1995 after a redshirt freshman season on the men’s basketball team.

Stewart and his wife, Katherine, have two children, David (16), and Madeline (13).