The New Provost at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts

lynchLisa M. Lynch was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her appointment is effective on October 29. The university, in suburban Boston, enrolls about 3,600 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students. Women make up 57 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Lynch has been serving as dean and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at the university. During the Clinton administration, Dr. Lynch was chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

In announcing the appointment, Brandeis University President Frederick M. Lawrence said that Dr. Lynch “brings to the provost position a unique set of qualities and achievements, including deep intellectual curiosity, success in senior leadership positions in academia and the government, and a proven ability to articulate and implement strategic vision, that will enable her to be highly effective in this critical role.”

Dr. Lynch is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England.

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