Bayside’s Queensborough Community College has a brand new leader.
Dr. Timothy Lynch, Ph.D., the school’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, was named on Aug. 6 as the community college’s interim president. He takes over for Dr. Diane Call, who formally retires this month after spending a 47-year career in service to Queensborough, including the last eight as its president.
CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz appointed Lynch to the post, who will begin his new job on Sept. 1.
Dr. Lynch joined Queensborough Community College in 2017. He has spent his career serving public universities in California and New York as faculty member, department chairperson and chief academic officer.
Prior to joining Queensborough, he was the provost and vice president of academic affairs at SUNY Maritime College; he also previously educated students at the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus of the California State University System.
“My focus as interim president of Queensborough Community College will center on providing our students with access to transformational educational opportunities through competitive and rigorous academic programs.” Dr. Lynch said. “Queensborough is positioned to continue its trajectory of excellence and lead the way as a flagship institution of higher education in the 21st century.”
A native New Yorker and first-generation college student, Dr. Lynch earned history degrees from Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. His professional associations include American Irish Historical Society, National Maritime Historical Society and North American Society for Oceanic History.