Dr.Â Patricia Lynott is an academic administrator with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. Currently, Lynott is Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Southern New Hampshire University. Before this, she spent fourteen years at Elmhurst College, where she was a tenured Associate Professor of Communication as well as Dean of the School for Advanced Learning (Graduate and Continuing Education).Â Lynott is also President of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the premier national honor society for adult learners and serves as a trustee of Chester College.Â She received her B.A. in Communication from Trinity College, her M.A. in Communication from Northern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University in Chicago. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management from the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education.