York Hails New President; Farewell at John Jay
Hampton earned his B.A. in sociology at Princeton University and his advanced degrees from the University of Michigan, where he also taught. He taught at Connecticut College and was a lecturer in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School for 14 years. He was a senior official at Maryland for nine years. He has held fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson, Ford, Mellon, Danforth and Rockefeller foundations and the National Research Council. Hampton has published extensively on the subject of family violence, and has been lead editor of six books on the subject.
Dr. Hamptons distinguished record of academic and administrative leadership makes him eminently suitable for appointment as president of York College, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said.
During Lynchs presidency, John Jay has grown from a small police-science college to an internationally-recognized center of research, education and training in criminal justice and public safety. When he arrived, the city was in severe fiscal crisis and the Colleges very survival was in doubt. Lynch launched a successful campaign to persuade public and University officials that the Colleges mission was vital.
Lynch is stepping down as John Jays freshman class, the graduating class and enrollment totals are at all-time highs. The College boasts a Masters program in public administration ranked first nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Since 9/11, the College has developed training programs in counter-terrorism, cybercrime and intelligence analysis. Human Dignity and the Police, an innovative course to improve relations between police and public, was developed under Lynchs supervision. It is taught throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as to police from more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe
In a joint statement, Trustees Chair Benno C. Schmidt Jr. and Chancellor Goldstein commended Lynch for his exemplary leadership. From his pioneering work in establishing support for the College during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, to his success in bringing about consistently higher academic program rankings, President Lynch has provided invaluable service to the people of our City and State.