Christopher L. Stefani serves as chief of staff at Lawrence Technological University,
where he manages high-priority programs to propel the university’s mission forward.

Over 8 years with LTU, Stefani’s work included a pioneering Early Middle College program – the first in the city of Detroit, which led to the expansion of LTU’s Industry-Sponsored Courses and co-development of the Innovative Pathways Initiative, which is working to increase access to a STEAM-based education for all students – from kindergarten through professional development.

An LTU graduate holding both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture, Stefani chose to grow his career at his alma mater. He previously served as LTU’s executive director of external academic initiatives (EAI); director of EAI for LTU’s College of Architecture and Design; associate director of LTU’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology and adjunct faculty member in the College of Architecture and Design.

Stefani also established The C.L. Stefani Company, a Detroit-based design group in 2016. In 2020, he was named one of Crain’s Detroit’s esteemed 20 in their Twenties. He is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan and Detroit, the Interior Design Coalition for Change, the Detroit Athletic Club, the Detroit Economic Club, and The Gaelic League of Detroit (Irish American Club).

Stefani, 33, resides in the city of Detroit and Port Austin, Mich. with his partner.