Lynn Gillette, PhD
Provost and Vice President, Nicholls State University
Lynn Gillette is the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Nicholls State University. He is also the former president of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. During his time as provost and president, he led the college to unprecedented financial stability, increased retention and graduation rates, and increased undergraduate enrollment to record highs. He has spearheaded efforts to increase academic rigor, academic excellence, and innovation, as well as, championing the use of the flipped classroom, active learning, undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching.
Gillette has received 13 awards for outstanding teaching and given over fifty presentations at professional conferences on institutional effectiveness, change management, teaching excellence and innovation, and active learning. A graduate of Harvard University's Management Development Program, Gillette holds a BA in economics from the University of Richmond and a PhD in economics from Texas A&M University.