POSITION: Since 2016, president of Lamar Community College (LCC) a residential campus serving Baca, Prowers, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties in rural Southeast Colorado. Lamar is the smallest of the 13 colleges in Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, serving approximately 137,000 students across Colorado. She is a passionate voice for America’s rural community colleges.
PREVIOUS: Served in administrative roles in the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona, where she was president and CEO of Chandler-Gilbert Community College and academic vice president of South Mountain Community College. Before that, Linda served in administrative roles in CCCS, including academic dean at the Community College of Denver and director of educational technology at Arapahoe Community College. She also served as a full-time faculty member in Computer Information Systems at Arapahoe Community College.
AFFILIATIONS: Current: AACC’s Commission on Small and Rural Colleges. Previous: AACC’s Global Commission, Communications and Marketing Commission; AACC’s SEED Sustainability Task Force. Other boards: Prowers Economic Prosperity board, Southeast Colorado Business Retention & Attraction board, and the Southeast Colorado Workforce board. Linda has also taught higher education leadership and finance to doctoral and masters students at Colorado State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Colorado, Denver. She is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.
EDUCATION: Doctorate in Community College Leadership, Colorado State University; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A. from Colorado Christian University; A.A.S. from Arapahoe Community College. She also completed a certificate in Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Linda is a graduate of the League for Innovation Executive Leadership Institute.
OTHER: Published and presented nationally, including AACC’s WDI and annual convention and she has received awards and accolades for her work, however, she considers her most important role to be wife, mother, grandmother, human being, and leader who believes we can all make a difference on this planet.