Senior Consultant

Linda Schott, Ph.D.


Visioning and Strategic Planning, Presidential Transitions, Presidential Evaluations, Executive Coaching, Board Development and Relations, Team Development, Community-University Relations, Competency/Proficiency Based Education


Dr. Linda Schott served most recently as the president of Southern Oregon University. Prior to that, she served as the president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. A transformational and collaborative leader, Dr. Schott led the University of Maine at Presque Isle as it transitioned to offering proficiency-based education to all students. At Southern Oregon University, she led the development of a new vision, mission, and strategic plan that positioned SOU as a “University for the Future.” She helped both universities reach new markets, especially adult learners; develop stronger partnerships with PK-12 and the workforce; and enhance campus sustainability.


  • Member, Oregon Council of Presidents
  • Ex officio Board member, Ashland, Oregon Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, AASCU Board of Directors
  • Organizer and member, Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium and Southern Oregon Educational Leadership Council
  • Chair and Member, University of Maine System Committee on Enhancing Service to Adult Learners
  • Member, Competency-Based Education Network Board


Ph.D.  History and Humanities, Stanford University

MA, History, Stanford University

BA, History and German, Baylor University