Linfield names new vice president for university advancement

Joseph Hunter, vice president for university advancementJoseph Hunter has agreed to join Linfield University as vice president for university advancement.

He will report to President Miles K. Davis, is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive university advancement programs and serves as one of the five members of the President’s Leadership Team.

Hunter’s first day will be January 11. Continue reading

Student-athletes step up to boost COVID-19 testing on Linfield campuses

Student-athletes step up to boost COVID-19 testing on Linfield campusesLinfield University student-athletes helped raise more than $165,000 this fall to support athletics and supplement testing at the school, which already has one of the most rigorous COVID-19 testing regimens in the State of Oregon.

National Public Radio reported in October that more than two out of three colleges in the United States with in-person classes either had no clear testing plan or were testing only students showing symptoms or having had a high risk of exposure. Linfield, which has 1,931 students, is not among them. The university reopened for in-person classes in August with an aggressive coronavirus-mitigation strategy that included providing COVID-19 tests for all students at the start of the semester. Continue reading

New minor focuses on interdisciplinary leadership

new LEAD minor at Linfield UniversityThe world needs effective and ethical leaders that can adapt, and shape, the world of tomorrow. Linfield University is aiming to prepare these future leaders through a new minor in Leadership and Ethics Across Disciplines (LEAD). Created to help students develop a versatile skillset, the LEAD minor combines courses from across the entire university, including the arts, humanities, science and business. Continue reading