Robert "Bob" Lynch
Robert "Bob" Lynch served as the University of Northern Colorado's College of Business Dean for seven years and Associate Dean for 11 years. During his tenure, the College maintained its accreditations in business and accounting from AACSB International, the gold standard of business program accreditation. Under his leadership the College also became the first business program in the state to earn the Program of Excellence distinction from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
He built a relationship with Kenneth "Kenny" W. Monfort and his family, ultimately securing $10.5 million for margin of excellence funding and the naming of the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business. Bob made substantial contributions to the introduction of computer applications in business teaching, which led to the College being recognized as a national leader by AACSB in computer applications in business education.
He began teaching at the College in 1982, where he has specialized in business statistics and quantitative methods. He was a Fulbright professor in Bangkok, Thailand and a visiting professor of computer information systems at Edith Cowen University in Perth, Australia.