In August 2015, Chris Lynn was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Development where he serves as Executive Director of the Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) and a major gifts fundraiser for athletics facility projects and endowments. In addition, Chris serves on athletics senior staff, oversees the 3-person PAF staff, manages the PAF Board, and is the sports supervisor for Men’s and Women’s Swimming.
Chris joined Pacific Athletics in June 2011 as Assistant Director of Athletics for Annual Giving, overseeing the Pacific Athletic Foundation, athletics special events, and assisting with annual giving initiatives for Pacific's 18 intercollegiate athletics teams. Since arriving in 2011, PAF cash donations have increased from $144,000 to $400,000, PAF Membership from 245 Members to 560, and Fund Drive Worker participation has increased from 24 volunteers to 56.
Chris came to Pacific after spending the previous three years as the Assistant Director for Athletic Development for the Miner Athletic Club at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). While at UTEP, Chris oversaw the annual spring Fund Drive and managed over 100 volunteers who collectively helped the Miner Athletic Club to raise an additional $130,000 in new cash in 2010.
Prior to joining UTEP in August 2008, Chris spent two years working in the Athletic Department at the University of Kentucky, one year at UC Berkeley as an intern, and two years as a student assistant/intern at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Louisville. Chris completed his master's degree in sport management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December of 2011.
Chris and his wife Kimberly currently reside in Stockton, Calif.