Meet Lynn Womble:
Austin College has created a new position, director of public affairs, to provide strategic direction for both internal and external College communications. Lynn Womble stepped into the new role in March.
“I felt the College needed a leader and collaborator to help us spread the word about Austin College,” President Marjorie Hass said. “Lynn’s business acumen and background will provide the College with a strong foundation upon which we can build Austin College’s future communications.”
Womble earned her bachelor’s degree from Baylor, her master’s degree from UTA and her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. She began her working life as a math teacher before moving into the business world. She has 20 years of experience in marketing, client-building, and education from the American Management Association, MLink Technologies, EDS, and Verizon.
“Austin College appeals to me because I can be involved in projects that allow me to bring my business expertise to an academic environment,” Womble said. “It’s particularly exciting to work in a place like Austin College, which offers a vibrant emphasis on experiential learning through the campus residential experience and numerous opportunities to study internationally.”
The director of public affairs, who reports directly to the president, will oversee communications with the College, Hass said, in a position that will evolve over time.
“My goal is to enhance the visibility of Austin College by extending relationships here at home in north Texas, across the state and nationwide. I am passionate about discovering stories with impact and enabling storytellers to illuminate those in their circles of influence,” Womble said. “I’ve begun to discover the diverse ways our faculty members engage with the community and the achievements of our students through prestigious fellowships, graduate studies, and career success.”
“I’m especially hoping to enhance relationships between the College and many exceptional business employers across the state,” she continued. “I believe there is a great opportunity for an intersection of business, community leadership and this institution, where all will greatly benefit from being introduced to Austin College students and alumni.”