Defiance College Staff Profile: Meet Judy Lymanstall

Written by: Elizabeth Patrick

I am excited and proud to introduce you to Judy Lymanstall. She has been the Executive Secretary to the President for many years.

Judy was born and raised right here in Defiance Ohio. She comes from a very large family of ten people including six brothers and one sister. Growing up, needless to say, Judy believed that there was never a dull moment and always said that she had seven fathers.

In April 2022, Judy and her husband will be celebrating thirty-seven years of marriage. Judy and her husband are proud that they have four children, two of which are married, one that is engaged, and four grandchildren.

When it comes to education, Judy has taught at both Ayersville Local Schools and the International Business College. Judy has been employed with Defiance College as the President’s Executive Administrative Assistant since May 2003 and will be celebrating nineteen years this coming May. She has served two interim presidents and three presidents during her time here.

Here at Defiance College, Judy also is the advisor for the DC Student Habitat for Humanity Chapter. She also has traveled with different students as part of the Collegiate Challenge for several years working in locations such as Alabama, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Judy began her career in the world of banking, then worked for an attorney and prior to DC, she was employed with the Campbell Soup Company. The Campbell Soup Company was located in Napoleon, Ohio, and she worked there for seventeen years mainly in Payroll and Human Resources. During her time with the Campbell Soup Company, she also had a few brief stints in various other offices throughout the plant. In conclusion, throughout Judy’s career, she has worked at a variety of different places with a variety of different roles and responsibilities.

In Judy’s free time she enjoys going to garage sales and finding unique items to refurbish. Judy also likes building things, gardening, farming, cooking for large groups, crafting, watching a good movie but most importantly spending time with her family.

Judy didn’t really know that Women’s history month existed but she feels it is important to recognize the achievements and strengths of women in this world. Judy also believes that it is important to provide solid role models for the young ladies of today who inspire to make their mark on the world. To finalize, Judy enjoys doing a variety of different activities outside of her job here at Defiance College.

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