In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

Carol Lynch, dean emerita of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder, died late last month at her home in Boulder. She was 76 years old.

A native of Queens, New York, Dr Lynch was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. She then conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years and served as dean of sciences. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School and vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado. She was also a professor of ecological and evolutionary biology.

Dr. Lynch stepped down from her positions at the University of Colorado in 2004. She then served for five years as a senior scholar at the Council of Graduate Schools.

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