Hancher-Finkbine Alumni Medallion
2020 - Carol Havemann Lynch
Carol Havemann Lynch graduated from the University of Iowa in 1969 with BAs in political science and psychology. She returned to the University for her professional degree, graduating with a Juris Doctor from the College of Law in 1972. As both a student and a professional, Lynch has been a trailblazing leader for women. She was the first woman attorney at ExxonMobil and the first woman to serve as President of the Iowa Law School Foundation Board (ILSF). She has shown her love of and commitment to Iowa by engaging with law students in Iowa City, establishing the Class of 1972 Merit Law Scholarship, and gifting funds for the endowed Deanship of Iowa Law. She was elected to the University of Center for Advancement board in October of 2016 and is currently a member of the Governance Committee. Havemann Lynch is a true Hawkeye and is deeply committed to Iowa.