Timothy G. Lynch, Ph.D. – Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Virtual Tour: Members of the Board of Trustees
9:10 – 10:30 a.m. Open Forum: Faculty
10:45 a.m. – noon Open Forum: Confidential, Professional, Administrators and Support Staff
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Open Forum: Students and Community Members


Dr. Lynch currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Queensborough Community College, a campus of the City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the U.S. In this role, he works with faculty and staff from 17 academic departments and oversees campus efforts tied to various CUNY-wide initiatives, including strategic planning as it relates to access and completion, college readiness and knowledge creation. He previously served as interim president (2018-20) of Queensborough as well.

Before joining Queensborough, Dr. Lynch served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at SUNY Maritime College, with prior teaching and administrative experience at the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus of the California State University system. While there, Dr. Lynch oversaw efforts that led to the establishment of the institution’s academic success center, which improved retention, persistence and graduation rates while also providing important professional development opportunities for faculty and staff interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning. At CUNY, Dr. Lynch served as principal investigator on two $1 million Carl D. Perkins grants, as well as lead author on several HSI, transfer-oriented and workforce development initiatives.

Dr. Lynch earned history degrees from Brooklyn College (B.A.) and the CUNY Graduate Center (Ph.D.).