Likes: A good book and a coffee on a rare lazy afternoon. Playing board games, working puzzles, and cheering on her favorite teams: the Yankees, Jets, Lions and Rockets!
Dislikes: Rudeness, incivility and injustice which Lynn feels many of our social ills are rooted in these.
Lynn arrived in the Cedar Valley in August 2020 to serve as the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Hawkeye Community College. After ten years as both adjunct and full-time English faculty at Des Moines Area Community College, Lynn served as faculty leader and chair of the college’s Diversity Commission. Lynn’s career in higher education goes to back to 2001 after a dozen years as a broadcast journalist.
Undaunted about starting a new role at Hawkeye, Lynn had the additional challenge of tackling the unknowns in the middle of the pandemic. The opportunity to help shape educational opportunities for students, empower faculty and academic staff and fulfill community needs, are the ultimate motivators for Lynn. She’s finding Waterloo and the Cedar Valley to be a welcoming, accepting community that she’s getting to know more about every day.
With her husband, Roger of 30+ years and two adult “kids”-- Carlyn and Connor, the family moved to Iowa in 2010, after living in Texas, New York, Colorado, Tennessee, Florida, California and Michigan. They’re all happy to call Iowa home!