Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) Consultant Dr. Linda Schott grew up on a cattle ranch in the Texas Hill Country. She attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended Stanford University, earning a Master of Arts degree in 1982 and a Ph.D. in History and Humanities.
Linda moved back to Texas and began a career in higher education. She served on the faculty at Texas State University, Texas Lutheran University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In 2003, she moved to Eastern Michigan University. There she served as director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and later the chair of the Department of History and Philosophy and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
In 2008, Linda became the dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In 2012, she became the president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle and later was named president of Southern Oregon University. Linda retired on December 31, 2021, and recently joined the SPI Team.
Linda has expertise in strategic thinking and institutional planning. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, and was a part of Leadership Texas.
Strategic Partnerships Inc. will be a stronger unit with the expertise of Dr. Schott.