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For just the third time in the last 22 years, the Lycoming College Board of Trustees will have new leadership as Lycoming alumnus Peter R. Lynn was elected chair during the board's semiannual meeting April 8-9. He replaces Arthur Haberberger, a 1959 Lycoming graduate, who served as chairman since 2005 and will remain on the board as chairman emeritus.
Lynn has been a member of the board since 2002 and most recently served as vice chair. He has also served as chair of the board's building and grounds committee since 2005 and was involved with the conception and construction of The Commons, an apartment-style residential complex which opened at the College in fall 2007. One of the six houses at The Commons is named the Joyce Lynn House in honor of his wife of nearly 50 years. The Lynns reside in Naples, Fla., and have two sons and five grandchildren.
Lynn is president and CEO of Government Retirement and Benefits Inc. Established in 1986 and located in Alexandria, Va., GRB is a consulting firm delivering a complete range of federal employee benefits services including counseling, training and software technologies to agencies.
Lynn earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Lycoming in 1969. Immediately following graduation, he was employed by the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C., for 17 years. During that time, he was assigned for nearly two years to the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee to assist in designing a new retirement system for federal employees.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.