Dr. Linda Wysong Becker is the Director of the Leadership Minor at Union College. She has most recently served as Vice President for Student Services at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, a post she has held for fifteen years. She retired from that position in 2016. She has had varied work experience as an elementary school principal, youth pastor, hospital administrator, and as Director of Human Resources at Andrews University. She completed her doctorate at University of Nebraska Lincoln, in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Leadership. Her areas of special interest are leadership and continuous improvement. She and four others have authored a book, A Handbook for Chairs, Second Edition published by Jossey-Bass. She has done consulting in healthcare, higher education and in industry. She has been a Baldrige examiner and presented papers for the Oxford Roundtable, American Association for Higher Education, and the ASHE Chairs Conference. She is the mother of two grown children; Dan is a pastor living in Chico, California and Melissa is a medical doctor doing Family Practice and Alternative Medicine in New Zealand. She also has two grown step sons. She is the grandmother of eight and enjoys being “Grandma Linda” whenever she can. Her husband, Tom, enjoys being the “best grandpa ever” according to these eight kids. Linda enjoys adventure travel, gardening, backpacking, cooking, teas with her granddaughters, spending time with family, jogging and walking.
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