Linfield’s School of Business, College of Arts and Science hire first deans

Linfield's deans Dr. Jennifer R. Madden and Dr. Joe WilferthLinfield University has hired Jennifer R. Madden as the inaugural dean of the School of Business and Joe Wilferth as the inaugural dean of the College of Arts and Science.

“Linfield University has now put in place a team of deans who are equipped to help lead us into the future,” said Linfield President Miles K. Davis. “It says a lot about the reputation of Linfield that, in a time of multiple challenges, we have attracted such talented and accomplished deans.” Continue reading

Fall return-to-campus plans

Wild for our HealthDear students and families,

Linfield University remains committed to providing a full residential, liberal arts experience on campus for fall 2020. New safety and health protocols have been put into place, and dining, housing and student services will remain open and available for students. The Linfield experience will continue, even if it is modified for these challenging times. Classes will be offered in a mix of formats, including in-person, online and, in some cases, a (hybrid) combination of online and in-person. Continue reading

Board of Trustees update

Dear Linfield community,

We have closely watched the unrest among some students and faculty in recent months over alleged misconduct by members of the Linfield University Board of Trustees. We understand this has caused anxiety within our community and led to division and suspicion during a summer in which we can’t gather easily for discussion.

Given the information that has been circulated to date, students have every right to feel upset. However, we have grave concerns about the amount of misinformation that has been sown throughout the community in recent months. Continue reading

International students remain at Linfield University this fall

International students remain at Linfield University this fallOn Monday, July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students will not be able to enter or remain in the United States if the vocational schools, colleges and universities that they are studying at move to an entirely online format for the fall. Understandably, this has caused a lot of concern among our Linfield University students, faculty and staff about their classmates, students and friends. However, since Linfield announced our return for in-person instruction for fall 2020, the international students that are currently part of our community, or soon joining one of our campuses, are not affected by this announcement. We look forward to welcoming all our students back to the McMinnville and Portland campuses in August.

President Davis addresses Supreme Court’s DACA decision

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Linfield is the type of institution that allows anyone with grit, determination and a passion for service to thrive and flourish. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program fosters those same attributes, allowing motivated young people to thrive. In the program’s eight years of existence, more than 700,000 DACA students have benefited from the program and gone on to become teachers, nurses, doctors, dentists and many other types of professionals. A significant number of Linfield students have been among them, engaging in research, serving our community and proudly walking across the Commencement stage in the Oak Grove. Continue reading

Evenstads establish new scholarship at Linfield to increase diversity in wine industry

Evenstads Establish New Scholarship at Linfield to Increase Diversity in Wine IndustryDomaine Serene Winery, founded by Grace and Ken Evenstad, is donating $500,000 to Linfield College to increase diversity in the wine industry. The gift will establish an endowed scholarship for underrepresented populations in the college’s wine studies program, allowing more students to receive a top-rated wine education at an affordable cost. Continue reading