Northcentral University Names Dr. Lynn Payne Dean of School of Business and Technology Management

Prescott Valley, Arizona, August 10, 2009 — Dr. Lynn Payne has been appointed Dean of the School of Business and Technology Management at Northcentral University (, effective August 10, 2009, according to an announcement made today by Dr. Clinton Gardner, President of the leading 100% online university.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Payne, PhD, as our new Dean for the School of Business and Technology Management, effective August 10, 2009,” Gardner said today. "Dr. Payne brings a wealth of experience to her new position at NCU. She received her PhD in Adult Learning and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma and holds an MBA in Management from Golden Gate University. Dr. Payne is an accomplished academic leader who is passionately committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and the entire NCU community.”

Dr. Payne’s experience includes online education, regulatory compliance and accreditation, new program development, curriculum development, retention, and Faculty development. She has served as Executive Director for Renaissance Strategies in St. Charles, Illinois, Vice President of Education at Career Education Corporation University Group in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and Dean of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at AIU Online, CEC in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.