Appreciating Alumni Who Serve on Linfield Committees
Many Linfield alumni contribute to the college by serving on committees. They give of their time and expertise by participating on the Board of Trustees, the President's Circle Leadership Team, the Business Advisory Committee, and the Alumni Leadership Council to list just a few. Read about some of the many alumni who support the college through their committee participation.
Kristen (Teel) Taylor '98
Taylor graduated in 1998 with a degree in English and pursued a career in event management. She now lives in Seattle, Wash., with her husband, Eric ’96, who is also an alumnus, and their young daughter. Since 2017, Taylor has volunteered on the Alumni Leadership Council. That group meets three times each year to advise staff about events, communications and programs for alumni. They make decisions related to the alumni awards and the alumni scholarship. Next year, Taylor will serve as chair of the council. Linfield is grateful for Taylor's continued service.
Lindsay Harksen '06
Harksen excelled in academics and athletics while at Linfield. She graduated with a degree in finance and mathematics. She was also a stand out on the volleyball court which earned her the distinction of All-America athlete twice and she also received recognition as an Academic All-American. In 2016, Harksen was inducted into Linfield’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Her role as a senior finance manager at Adidas icombines her academic majors and her love of sports. Recently, she was elected onto the Linfield Business Advisory Council, and she has since created opportunities for Linfield students to visit Adidas and have an inside look at the company. The Linfield College Business Advisory Council provides the Business Department with a professional, external program review, strategic direction, and advocacy and development.
Glen Giovannetti '84
Giovannetti has been a leader in Ernst & Young’s Life Sciences sector for over a decade, currently serving as Global Biotechnology Leader of that sector team, as well as Research & Insights Leader as part of Ernst & Young’s Knowledge team. Giovannetti has extensive experience in assisting clients with strategic transactions including equity and debt offerings, technology licensing and R&D collaborations, joint ventures and acquisitions. He works closely with colleagues around the globe to enhance Ernst & Young’s services to biotechnology clients, create unique points of view on the trends and drivers of the industry, and is a frequent speaker at life sciences industry events around the globe. Giovanetti joined the Linfield College Board of Trustees in 2013. Though he lives in Boston, he manages to return to the college two to three times a year to meet with the group. The Trustees are the governing body for the college and Glen participates by sitting on the Financial Affairs committee.
Glenn Kuhn '71
Kuhn had a long career in both the Navy and as an employee of GTE. Kuhn spent five years as a member of the Linfield College Board of Trustees from 1975 to 1980. When Kuhn retired, he and his wife returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2002, and he once again found a positive way to contribute to Linfield. He has on two separate occasions participated as a member of the alumni council. Kuhn is also a member of the BWC (a group of alumni from the late '60s and early '70s who get together annually) and he is in the process of trying to create an endowed fund with other members of that group. In his official capacity, Kuhn has left his mark on Linfield by contributing as a member of the President’s Circle Leadership Team. That group is a team of volunteers who are committed to developing a culture of philanthropy at Linfield College. These individuals promote giving with the goal of expanding the membership in the President's Circle and developing the resources that will advance Linfield's mission. These leaders serve as ambassadors for the college and are the hosts for the annual President's Circle dinner held each fall.