Lynn M. Morton, Ph.D.
The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the College with responsibility for ensuring the success of the institution’s mission, enrollment growth and management, academic integrity, fiscal stability, fundraising, personnel, and physical plant management. The President provides vision and strategic leadership to college operations and engages the governing board, faculty, staff, and students in realizing the future of the College’s extraordinary potential. The President acts as a mentor for vice presidents, faculty, and staff, collaborates on strategic issues impacting the college, and serves as the decision-maker for all aspects of campus operations, policies, practices, and activities.
Morton is the eighth person and first woman to be president of Warren Wilson College. Before assuming the presidency at Warren Wilson in July 2017, she served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Associate VP for Academic Affairs, and Chair of the English Department at Queens University of Charlotte as well as Director of the First Year Writing Program. Morton has spent her career as a teacher-scholar and administrator focused on student learning outcomes; curricular innovations; career development; diversity, inclusion and community engagement initiatives; and academic excellence. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina-Columbia in Renaissance and Medieval Literature, her M.A. from the University of Nevada-Reno in British Literature, and her B.A. in English and History with Secondary Teaching Licensure from University of North Carolina-Greensboro.