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Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Linda S. Durant, MEd

Senior Vice President for University Advancement
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As senior vice president for university advancement, Linda S. Durant is responsible for the university’s comprehensive campaign, alumni engagement, development, government and external relations, and university relations for all of Widener University.

During the past decade, Durant served on the faculty and as chair of numerous educational programs offered by CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, including the Leadership in Advancement Management Conference. Linda is the recipient of the 2015 CASE Professional of the Year Award. She has chaired the CASE District I and District II annual conferences and served as a member of the CASE National Board of Trustees. She served as Chair on the CASE District II Board of Directors for two years and is now Past Chair. 

Senior Vice President Durant earned a bachelor’s degree in education and English from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, a master’s degree in education and curriculum development from SUNY Cortland, and has engaged in graduate studies in education, management, and computer science at the University of New Hampshire. She has also completed the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has received certification in strategic integrated planning from The Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) organization.

She is an adjunct faculty member for the Widener master of public administration program.