Dr. Lynn Gillette is President at Sierra Nevada College (SNC) in Incline Village, Nevada.  Before assuming this role on November 1, 2011, he served SNC as Executive Vice President and Provost for 3 ½ years. The students at Sierra Nevada College have selected him as Faculty Member of the Year twice and Executive of the Year three times. He was also honored by the former president with a special award for outstanding leadership and entrepreneurial thinking in 2011.

Dr. Gillette also serves as a faculty member in the Tulane University Executive MBA programs in New Orleans and Houston, where he teaches Change Management.  He has given over fifty presentations at professional conferences and to business executives in his areas of expertise, which include leadership, change management, teamwork, teaching excellence, accreditation, and active learning.

Since his first days as a faculty member in Economics, President Gillette has been passionate about innovative, dynamic teaching and learning. He has received nine outstanding teaching awards from Tulane. In 2006, he received the Spalding University Outstanding Teaching Award for Educating Adult Learners. At Southern Methodist University, he received a university-wide outstanding teaching award, and at the University of Texas, graduating seniors ranked him in the top two percent of professors who had the most influence on their intellectual development.

Dr. Gillette also holds significant expertise in the area of higher education accreditation. At Spalding University, he was the Vice President responsible for the institution’s highly successful reaffirmation of accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). He has served on over ten SACS accreditation on-site visiting teams, and he currently serves as an accreditation evaluator for the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, SNC’s accrediting body.

He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A & M University.  He is also a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University.

List of Teaching and Other Awards

Sierra Nevada College

Awards Voted on by the Student Body:

  • Outstanding Executive of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Faculty Member of the Year 2008, 2009

Award Given by SNC President:

  • Special Award In Recognition of Leadership Exemplifying the Entrepreneurial Core Theme of Sierra Nevada College 2011

Tulane University Freeman School of Business

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, EMBA program 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, PMBA program 08, 10
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, EMBA program 05

Spalding University

  • Outstanding Teacher for Educating Adult Learners, 2007

Southern Methodist University

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1981