Submitted by Mohawk Valley Community College,
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Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) located in Utica, N.Y. has announced the appointment of Kathleen Linaker, D.C., Ph.D. as the dean of the Center for Life and Health Sciences, effective immediately.
Kathleen (Kathy) grew up in Millet, Alberta, as the youngest daughter of Laurie (past mayor of Millet and County of Wetaskiwin Councilor) and Barbara Linaker (previous town councilor and CFO for the Wetoka Health Unit). She is a graduate of WCHS (go Sabers!), and the charter president for the Millet Leo Club.
“We are delighted to welcome someone with Dr. Linaker’s diverse experience to help us continue the forward momentum of the Center for Life and Health Sciences,” said Maryrose Eannace, Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs.
As the administrator in charge of the center, Linaker will be responsible for the Center’s intellectual engagement, academic integrity, and accomplishment of strategic objectives. Her major duties will include leading the Center’s staffing and hiring, synchronizing Center schedules for courses, overseeing and performing faculty evaluations and the mediation process for faculty and student concerns, developing and maintaining the Center’s budget and coordinating and maintaining the appropriate academic credentials and standards.
Linaker has held a variety of administrative-level positions in her career. Most recently, she served for five years as executive director of Chiropractic Programs at D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to that position, Linaker held the director of Radiology position at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. She also spent three years as the director of Clinical Radiology at Life University in Marietta, Ga.
“Dr. Linaker’s experience and enthusiasm about her new position will make her a great asset to the MVCC community,” MVCC President Randall VanWagoner said.
Linaker holds several degrees including a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alberta at Edmonton, a Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Loyola University. She also completed a radiology residency from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill.
Pictured: Dr. Kathleen Linaker. Contributed photo.