Nancy K. Lynch

Position title: Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs


Phone: (608) 262-0866; Relay calls accepted

Office of Legal Affairs
360 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Nancy Lynch, smiling Caucasian woman with long, wavy, dark blonde hair wearing a red shirt and black blazer.

Nancy Lynch was appointed Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs in August 2021. In this role, Nancy serves as the chief legal counsel for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and supervises the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Compliance. Nancy joined the Office of Legal Affairs in 1997 and previously served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs. Prior to her role at the University, Nancy was an attorney at the Chicago firm Lord, Bissel and Brook (now Locke Lord LLP).

Nancy earned a B.A. with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as co-Symposium Editor of the Law Review.