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Flynn, Richard B.


Richard B. Flynn was a professor and dean of education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for thirty years. He began at UNO in 1969 as the first chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER). In 1973, the Department of Women's Physical Education merged with HPER, and Flynn continued as chair of the combined department. He was instrumental in the planning and design of the HPER building. Around 1976, the Department of HPER became the School of HPER, and Flynn continued as director until 1986. From 1986 until 1999, Flynn served as dean of the College of Education. He provided a leadership role in the development of the new College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), and starting in 1995 he served as assistant to the chancellor and director of IS&T. In 1999, he left UNO to serve briefly as the interim president of Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska. From 1999 until his retirement in 2013, he served as president of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He held a B.S. from MacMurray College, M.Ed. from Ohio University, and Ed.D. from Columbia University. He received the UNO Chancellor's Medal Award in 1984.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Flynn Artifacts, circa 1959-1980

 File — Box: Richard Flynn [1]
Scope and Contents Material related to Dean of the College of Education Richard Flynn's interest in Taekwondo includes a photograph, certificate, and award banner. Also included is the MacMurray College handbook for men, booklet from the Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Florida, and a paperweight from Middlesex County College in recognition of the Student Activities Recognition Banquet of May 22, 1968.

Richard Flynn Information Science and Technology Collection

Identifier: UNO-0105
Scope and Contents The Richard Flynn Information Science and Technology Collection contains the papers of Dr. Richard Flynn regarding the 1995 creation of a College of Information Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with documents covering the period from about 1994 until about 1997. The collection includes academic plans, business plans, organizational frameworks, meeting minutes, correspondence, progress checks, reports, surveys, requirements, guidelines, notes, faculty...