Lynn Babington became the tenth president of Chaminade University on August 1, 2017. She is the university’s second lay president. Before joining Chaminade, Dr. Babington served as interim president of Fairfield University in Connecticut. Her leadership roles at Fairfield as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs speak to her dedication to improving outcomes in higher education.
Dr. Babington’s contributions to higher education, teaching and the health care arena are substantial. A lifelong advocate of teaching and learning with a breadth of experience in academic, hospital, clinical and private sector settings, Babington is highly regarded for her work and regularly called upon for her expertise. Babington’s contributions to the nation’s health care environment extend far beyond the institutions she has served. Babington studied as a Fulbright Scholar at Ben Gurion University in Israel was selected in 2013 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow designed to nurture industry leaders in their efforts to improve the nation’s health care system. Babington’s successful career in healthcare, impressive record of external support, numerous teaching awards and advisory positions are testaments to the impact she has made.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan and a master’s and doctorate in nursing from the University of Washington.