Senior Director of Development, Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering
Lynn Witherspoon joined University Advancement as director of development in 2005. She leads the fundraising efforts for LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, where she focuses on aligning the philanthropic interests of the university's alumni, parents and friends with fundraising priorities of Seaver College and with LMU overall.
In her role as senior director of development, Witherspoon visits alumni throughout the country, both in one-on-one meetings and at events large and small. These activities are designed to share news of the dean's initiatives while fostering a sense of community among the college's constituencies.
Witherspoon has enormous respect for the role philanthropy plays in the world; she finds her work greatly fulfilling. Whether facilitating donors' generosity as they establish scholarships or donate to new buildings, she witnesses firsthand that generosity changes the trajectory of students' lives for the better.
Raising funds to further the goals of higher education has defined Lynn's career. She has worked for her alma mater, UCLA, and for the University of Chicago. She enjoys reading, writing (is currently working on her first book), spending time with friends and, especially, with her adult son.