When the university was founded in the early 1960s, the campus was surrounded by bean farms, strawberry fields and orchards. Today, the institution has grown to 115 acres in a county of close to 1.37 million residents. The university’s South Florida home has become one of the most strategic international gateways to America and an important center of finance, commerce, culture and international trade.
Originally named Marymount College, later the College of Boca Raton, and then renamed Lynn University in 1991, it began as a two-year college from 1962 to 1986. Lynn celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2012-2013.
Kevin M. Ross became Lynn University’s president on July 1, 2006. He succeeded Donald E. Ross, who saved Marymount College from closing, and served as president from 1971 to 2006. For a full history of the university, visit lynn.edu/about/history