Governor Doug Ducey appointed Lyndel R. Manson to an eight-year term on the Arizona Board of Regents in November of 2016. She is treasurer of the board, chair of the Strategic Initiatives and Planning Committee, and a member of the University Governance and Operations Committee.
Regent Manson brings a rich array of educational and business experiences to the board. She led a nationwide new product introduction at Ortho Diagnostic Systems, was a market analyst with E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. and worked as an investment banking analyst at Shearson Lehman Brothers.
Regent Manson has a long history of dedicating herself to Arizona’s children and their success. She served as president and treasurer for the Northland Preparatory Academy Board of Directors, during which time the Flagstaff school was consistently ranked among the country’s top 100 high schools and enrollment increased by 88 percent. The school’s footprint also doubled and the operating budget increased from $2.4 to $4 million. As Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation Board of Directors president, grants committee chair and board member, her actions directly contributed to the self-esteem of foster children while enriching their social, athletic and educational opportunities. While working for the DeMiguel Elementary School PTO as president, secretary and site council member, she increased fundraising and volunteer involvement for the Flagstaff organization. In addition, Regent Manson served in a variety of positions on the Forest Highlands Association Board of Directors as president, secretary and co-chair of the finance committee with responsibilities including overseeing the physical plant, infrastructure, utilities and human resources. Regent Manson is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration where she earned her master’s degree and a graduate of Middlebury College where she earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in economics.