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Lynette Austin 

Vice Provost Office

Dean, College of Health Sciences


Austin has served as chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Abilene Christian University (ACU), in Abilene, Texas for over seven years. A licensed bilingual speech language pathologist, Austin created and led innovative health science programming at ACU, including its largest graduate program, launched a bilingual emphasis track within the graduate program, and developed clinical partnerships locally and internationally. Austin is a highly respected scholar, who has been published with prestigious houses such as Cambridge University Press among others. In addition to her work in higher education, Austin was a clinical provider for more than 20 years, including operating two private practices.