Lynn is Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations at WSU Vancouver. She has responsibility for the areas of budget and accounting, capital planning and development, dining services, facilities operations, human resource services, and public safety. Lynn holds a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in hotel administration from Cornell University. She previously held resort industry management positions and was a faculty member at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Valenter began her career at WSU Vancouver as the facilities and auxiliary services manager in 1997. She was promoted to director of finance and operations in 1999, became vice chancellor in 2005, and also served as Interim Chancellor overseeing campus operations from March 2010 through June 2012. She resides in Camas with her husband and five children.