Lynette Lindsey is a search consultant with Spelman Johnson, a premier executive search firm exclusively committed to serving education, advocacy associations, and social impact organizations. Based in the Midwest, Lynette draws on an extensive background in enrollment management, access and diversity initiatives, human resource development, student-centered decision-making, and experience integrating operational excellence and talent to advance strategic priorities in her current national search practice.
Prior to joining Spelman Johnson, Lynette served as director of admissions operations for The Ohio State University (Ohio State), one of the largest public research universities in the U.S. Throughout a progressive career of over 30 years, Lynette was a key leader and business partner in developing and implementing policies, practice, and protocols during a period of significant growth and change in the composition of undergraduate student populations. Her success in advancing the implementation of technological innovations, re-engineering business processes, and providing leadership in the areas of recruitment, selective admission, and access and diversity initiatives have shaped her deep understanding of transformational change and the role that collaboration, communication, and commitment play in enrollment management and the achievement of key institutional objectives.
In addition to her work in undergraduate admissions, Lynette was a highly engaged and active university leader—notably serving on Ohio State President’s Staff Advisory Committee and the President’s Culture Transformation Leadership Committee. She received honors and recognition for her impact on culture transformation, professional development, and access and diversity. Lynette has also been an active member, as well as an invited presenter, for both national and state-wide professional organizations. Throughout her career, she has held memberships in the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors (OACAC), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO); and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
In the field of human resources, Lynette has been a consultant for public, private, non-profit, and faith-based organizations. She has led leadership searches, advised on hiring and selection practices, and performed human resources department audits. Lynette holds a master’s degree in labor and human resources from Ohio State and a bachelor of arts degree in English from West Liberty University.