Rienbolt named Technology & Leadership Center Director of Professional Development Programs

Lynette Rienbolt has been named director of professional development programs for the Technology & Leadership Center in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Lynette Rienbolt
Lynette Rienbolt

Rienbolt will be responsible for noncredit training and development programs and for working with corporations and government organizations to develop and deliver programs that enable professional growth and improved performance. She also will be responsible for the center's roundtable programs, which bring together St. Louis business leaders, scholars and technical professionals to address trends and developments in analytics and data science, project management, cybersecurity, and other areas of technology management and engineering.

Rienbolt joins the center from Southwestern Illinois College where she was director of Selsius, the college's corporate and career training center, for more than 20 years. She brings experience and success at business development and relationship management for corporate, government, and military learning and development programs.

She succeeds Ozzie Lomax, who has been interim director since January.


The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. With 94 tenured/tenure-track and 28 additional full-time faculty, 1,200 undergraduate students, 1,200 graduate students and 20,000 alumni, we are working to leverage our partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — to contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.