Linda Mae Delene

Linda Mae Delene

Linda Mae Delene

Interim Provost and Vice President, SUNY Brockport

Years in current role: Less than one

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Thinking about the future needs of our students.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve dealt with over the past year?

COVID isolation and behavioral adjustments.

What do you see as the biggest changes in the higher education industry in the next 3-5 years?

A greater use of techniques; COVID 19 pandemic; more competition for fewer students.

What community organizations do you support as a volunteer and why?

Habitat for Humanity — Tthis organization creates opportunity for people to rebuild their lives with a secure place to live.

Trauma Counseling — Incredibly important to so many who have suffered great loss. Social Workers and public health personnel do an incredible amount of work with too little resources and qualified professionals.

What college class that you haven’t taken would you be most interested in taking and why?

Graphic design and social media literacy. I would enjoy taking these classes because of my lack of knowledge and because we are surrounded by both dynamics in our current world.