Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and her Masters of Science in Adult Learning, Performance and Development from Drake. She was a member of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2002-2003 and served as a board member. She is the immediate past board chair of the National Association of Presidential Assistants, a member of the Association of Governing Board’s Board Professionals, and past member of the Executive Women International. Her main duties include providing support for the Board of Trustees; overseeing all aspects of the President's calendar, travel, and internal and external special events; and coordinating ongoing strategic planning efforts. Prior to becoming Assistant to the President in 1992, Linda was the Assistant to the President in the Iowa Valley Community College District.