Chaminade University’s Board of Regents has selected Lynn M. Babington to serve as the school’s 10th President.

Babington is provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

She will succeed Bro. Bernard Ploeger, Chaminade president since 2009.

Chaminade University’s Board of Regents Chair Vaughn Vasconcellos pointed to Babington’s experience in healthcare and nursing, dedication to serving others and “genuine warmth,” according to a press release.

Lynn M. Babington.
Lynn M. Babington.

“Her established record and blend of experience in the private sector and academic settings will serve us well,” he said. “I am confident in Dr. Babington’s ability to lead Chaminade into a future filled with promise and opportunity.”

Said Ploeger, “She brings both a passion for Catholic, Marianist higher education as well as a vision for new ways in which Chaminade may better serve our students and communities.”

Babington will serve as interim president of Fairfield University until June 30.

She earned her bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from University of Michigan in nursing, and a master’s degree and doctorate in nursing from the University of Washington.

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