Luckey, Linda

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Linda Luckey
  • Founding director of the Center for Service Learning
  • Advisor for KU Alternative Breaks
  • Teaches COMS 201: Introduction to Leadership

Linda Luckey’s abiding concern for and about social justice led her to pursue a Master in Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary, where she then went to serve as Director of Seminary Relations and Vice President for Business Affairs. After a decade of serving her alma mater, she made her way to KU.

She was first hired to serve as an Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her talents in fundraising and communication led her to an appointment as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Relations. Linda assists the provost as chief of staff, monitoring strategic planning initiatives, day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost, and coordinates special events for the provost. Since coming to KU in 1996 Linda served as Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor for University Relations, and Assistant to Provost.

Linda contributes her time to campus and community projects that make a difference in the fabric of the University. She was the founding director of the Center for Service Learning and works with Ecumenical Christian Ministries, Friend’s of Women’s Studies, and the American Association for University Women. She also serves as Alternative Breaks staff advisor, and co-chair of the KU Working Group for Service-Learning.

Linda’s integrity, commitment to students, and overriding concern for giving back to the community is a hallmark of what she gives to our campus. 

  • Janet Murguia, formerly the Executive Vice Chancellor for University Relations: She has played key leadership roles…and represents the “glue” that has kept many people and projects together.
  • Jessica St. Clair, KU grad student: Linda demonstrates what it means to be a woman of service, passion and truth…She has made such a deep mark on my life. I am so proud to call her my friend.
  • Sally Mason, Provost at Purdue University: Linda is amazingly gifted and generous woman. Perhaps it is the training she has had as a minister combined with her thoughtful, sensitive and straightforward way of dealing with people that make her an asset not only to KU but across the Lawrence community.
  • Barbara Watkins, KU Continuing Education and Sharon Graham, Self Graduate Fellowship Program: In numerous and often subtle ways, Linda touches the lives of the KU communities. With humor, tact, the touch of a seasoned administrator, wife, mother, accomplished gardener, and a passion for the world around her – Linda reaches out everyday to make a difference.

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