Longtime Stephens College president Dianne Lynch is getting ready to start her 15th year as president of the nation’s second-oldest women’s college. She joined host Fred Parry in-studio for the hour Saturday morning on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Roundtable”. She tells listeners that there are currently 500 veterans on a waiting list to get a service animal. President Lynch says Stephens is seriously looking at a program to train service animals. She’s also on the board at Columbia’s Boone Hospital Center and tells listeners that she believes in Boone. President Lynch, a former reporter, says the decision to go independent was the correct one for Boone:
The president of the nation’s second-oldest women’s college says the average GPA of incoming freshmen at Columbia’s Stephens College this fall is between 3.5 and 3.7. Diane Lynch will be starting her 15th year at Stephens College, which was founded in 1833.
President Lynch will join host Fred Parry in-studio tomorrow morning at 7 on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Roundtable.” Ms. Lynch is a former news reporter and journalism instructor.
While she’s impressed with academic performance of incoming freshmen at Stephens, President Lynch says college students must improve their writing skills. She says that has eroded in recent years. She also says that college students today have more mental health challenges and more anxiety, due to COVID.
President Lynch will also discuss Stephens’ animal science and behavioral program tomorrow morning. She says Stephens College is the most pet-friendly campus in the nation.