CUNY SPS Mascot Lexington Lynx Revealed

mascot lynx with cutout of president obama

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES — Lexington Lynx, the beloved CUNY SPS mascot, was born back in 2011 from a combination of the School’s physical location and its online presence. Lex’s name combines the School’s former proximity to Lexington Avenue in Manhattan at the CUNY Graduate Center, and the word “hyperlinks,” a reference to online learning.

Lexington Lynx’s first big outing took place 12 years ago in Central Park to cheer on the students who walked the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The costume was worn by Associate Director of Student Services Anthony Sweeney, who later explained his experiences playing Lex there and at a few commencement ceremonies when SPS used to hold graduation at Lincoln Center.