Senior Consultant

Lynette Zelezny, Ph.D., MBA


Leadership Coaching and Mentoring; Team Building; Retreat Facilitation; Strategic Planning; and Succession Planning.

Dr. Lynnette Zelezny is President Emerita, California State University, Bakersfield (2018-2023).  As president, Dr. Zelezny significantly increased graduation rates and fundraising; she oversaw $200 million in faciltiies improvements, including construction of a community college on the CSU Bakersfield campus; she acquired an $83 million state appropriation for an Energy Innovation Center; and she chaired the Division 1 Big West Athletic Conference.  Prior to her presidency, Dr. Zelezny served for three decades at Cal State University, Fresno as a lecturer, professor, department chair, associate dean for the business school, dean for extended education, associate provost and accreditation liaison officer, and provost and vice president for academic affairs.  Dr. Zelezny is a trained executive leadership coach and member of the International Coaching Federation.


  • ​Ph.D. Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • MBA, Fresno State
  • MA, Psychology, Cal Poly Humboldt
  • BA, Psychology, Cal Poly Humboldt