Lynch ’64 Stepping Down as A&SP Chairman

Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch ’64, USN (Ret.), announced in November he would be stepping down as Chairman of the Athletic & Scholarship Programs (A&SP) following the April A&SP meeting. Lynch’s tenure as chairman spanned 20 years and impacted thousands of midshipmen who received an additional year of preparation for the Naval Academy as part of a network of prestigious prep schools. A&SP also raises resources for the Fund for Athletic Excellence, which provides needed operating dollars in support of the Naval Academy’s physical mission for varsity, club, and intramural sports, as well as athletic programs at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. More than $110 million was raised for Navy athletics during Called to Serve, Daring to Lead: The Naval Academy Campaign. Lynch and A&SP trustees played critical roles in the success of the campaign. The A&SP Suite in the new Alumni Association and Foundation Center will be named in Lynch’s honor. The Center is scheduled to open in Summer of 2023. Lynch served as the Academy’s 54th Superintendent and although he is stepping down as A&SP chair, he will continue his work with NewDay USA as executive chairman. A future Shipmate story will further detail Lynch’s impact on the Naval Academy and the Alumni Association and Foundation.