Lynn King, former Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and currently serving as Special Assistant to the President, will become the Assistant Vice President for Student Life.
Lynn King Named AVP of Student Life
Lynn King, former Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and currently serving as Special Assistant to the President, will become the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, effective October 16, 2012.
King was the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee, following a national search. The committee cited King's demonstrated commitment to student learning, his dedication to mentoring and advising students, and his adept facilitation of student experiences.
"We welcome Lynn King as an inspirational and committed leader who is invested in Pacific and in the success of all of our students," said Elizabeth Griego, vice president of Student Life. "Lynn's experience with fundraising, facilities development and management, and budget and capital planning bring a welcomed depth of expertise to Student Life. His longtime experience with student events, fitness, and recreation, promise further development of the areas he will supervise."
As Assistant Vice President, King will oversee many signature student programs in the Division of Student Life such as orientation, parent and family programs, M.O.V.E., the new wellness initiative, club sports and recreation, student social and educational events, cultural heritage months, and prominent speakers and entertainers. King will be a key leader in the strategic partnerships with students, faculty, and staff that enhance and expand the Pacific experience
As Pacific's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics from 2000 to 2011, he managed Pacific's 16 intercollegiate sports, a budget of $14 million, and over 70 full- and part-time employees. He was responsible for the fundraising and planning for Klein Family Field, the Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium, and the Kjeldson Aquatics Center. Under his tenure, the athletics endowment increased from $250,000 to over $1 million. Most recently, he has been responsible for assisting President Eibeck on Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance programs. Before coming to Pacific, King had held athletics directorships at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Drake University.
Lynn has received much recognition for his leadership. He was the 2008 recipient of the Podesto Award for Excellence in Student Life, Mentoring and Counseling at Pacific. Also that year, he was inducted into the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. In 2007, he was selected to the University of Northern Iowa School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services Hall of Excellence as an outstanding alumnus with exemplary professional service.