Lynne is Dean of the College of Business and Professor in Marketing, a position she has held since July 2011. Previously she served as Dean of the Colleges of Business at Mississippi State University and Ball State University. She began her career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a marketing professor.
Lynne holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Active in her communities, Lynne is a three-time Rotarian, has served on United Way Boards in two communities, and has been a leader in United Way campaigns in two communities. She also served as President of the Birmingham American Marketing Association chapter and has been a Girl Scout leader in three councils.
In Fredericksburg, Lynne serves on the Spotsylvania Medical Health Center Board of Trustees, and the Boards of Directors of the Rappahannock Rotary Club and Fairy Godmother Project.