Honors College Office of the Provost

K(no)w Poverty? Lecture Series

The k(no)w poverty? Lecture Series kicks off on January 22 at 6 pm in Haley 2370. Our speaker is Michael Lynch, MBA and Director of External Relations / Director of Special Projects of Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, AL.

Mr. Lynch is a graduate of Auburn University where he majored in accounting. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alabama Birmingham and his Masters in Real Estate Finance/Valuation from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Lynch has developed a strong track record of building coalitions and helping to initiate important community based projects in the Black Belt and in the state. In 2007 he initiated and helped lead the effort to build local and statewide support for the successful recruitment of Teach for America to Alabama. Since that time, he has worked to develop relationships between local organizations and state leaders to help strengthen our local community.

He served on the board of Project Horseshoe Farm prior to joining the organization as Managing Director/Director of External Relations in 2012. He also serves on the board of VOICES for Alabama’s Children, and serves on the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) Roundtable and is a member of the Leadership Alabama Initiative. He attends St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro where he has served on the vestry.

The Honors College k(no)w poverty? lecture series supports the Auburn University land-grant mission, and includes a variety of speakers over the semester. Other speakers in the series will include Ms. Lisa Pierce, Alabama Rural Ministry; Dr. Conner Bailey & Dr. Michelle Worosz, AU Dept of Agricultural Economics & Sociology; and Prof. Rusty Smith, Rural Studio.