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A Welcome from the Dean

A Welcome from the Dean


Dear Friends,

In May, the Lynch School graduated another exceptional class of talented educators, counselors, administrators, and leaders. On Commencement Day, 250 graduate students and 190 undergraduates received their diplomas, joining a dynamic network of Lynch School alumni who are changing the face of education and mental health care.

The Lynch School has a long history of preparing leaders in the fields of education and counseling, and we're proud of our graduates who go on to become superintendents, principals, heads of clinics, and administrators. But leadership doesn't happen only at the top of the organizational chart, and we're equally proud of our graduates who are leading as teachers, scholars, counselors, and more.

In the classroom, Lynch School graduates are using their creativity and vision to move young people to places they never thought they could go. Our alumni who pursue careers as scholars demonstrate leadership by conducting research that changes the way people think about poverty, cultural dynamics, and how people learn. And in the mental health arena, our graduates are developing and demonstrating model ways of working with people with mental illness.

In this issue of our electronic newsletter, we profile five Lynch School alumni who are demonstrating leadership in the classroom and beyond. You'll also find alumni notes and faculty news, along with accounts of last month's Commencement ceremonies and a recent gathering of leaders of Jesuit institutions of higher learning. As always, we welcome your reflections and comments, and we value your ongoing commitment to our community of scholars, practitioners, and leaders.

With warmest regards,

Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.
Dean