Lynn White Blanchard ’85, ’89

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lynn blanchard

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service

Lynn Blanchard received her master of public health and doctorate degrees from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she serves on the faculty in Health Behavior and Health Education. After graduating from East Carolina University, she began her professional life as a public school teacher in Wake County, and after graduate school she was associate director of Family Support Network of North Carolina, held faculty appointments at UNC-Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University, and directed an award-winning community initiative in eastern Pennsylvania. In 2016, Blanchard was inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES). Currently, she oversees development of the Center, including the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs. She teaches the undergraduate course Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, and on the national front, she was co-director of Faculty for the Engaged Campus, an initiative of Community-Campus Partnership for Health and currently serves on the executive committee on the Council for Engagement and Outreach of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). In 2016 she was inducted into the National Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship.


Lynn Blanchard, UNC Expert Profile

Phone: (919) 843-7570

Office: Wilson St.

Program Connection: Faculty Engaged Scholars, Hyatt Award, Office of the Provost Award and the Ned Brooks Award