CLU names new CEO and President

Claremont Lincoln University named Lynn Priddy, Ph.D., as its new president and CEO. She began April 1, replacing Tony Digiovanni, who is retiring and will remain on the nonprofit online school’s board of directors.

Ms. Priddy has served on the CLU board of directors for the past two years, and was the interim vice president of academic affairs for the institution from February 2019 to December 2020. For the past four months, she has also served as strategic advisor to the president, working alongside Mr. Digiovanni to develop long term strategies for the university.

Ms. Priddy counts more than 35 years of experience in higher education, holding positions of faculty, director of research and assessment, provost and chief academic officer, executive vice president of strategic planning and advancement, executive advisor to the board, and president and strategic advisor to the president.

Ms. Priddy earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude with multiple awards, in English and curriculum and instruction from State University of New York College at Genesco (SUNY Geneseo). She obtained her master’s degree in English and instruction from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and her doctorate in higher education: educational assessment, evaluation and research from Capella University, also completing both with the distinction of summa cum laude.

She currently serves on several board and council positions, including University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, the American University of Bahrain, and the Society for College and University Planning.

She is the 2015 winner of the international Lifetime Award for Excellence in Higher Education Quality.


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