Head shot of Dr. Rowe  

Linda Pedretty Rowe has been at UICOM-P since 2001. She was born in North Carolina and grew up in Clearwater, Florida. She earned her B.A. in English and M.Ed. in English Education at the University of Florida, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in student personnel from West Virginia University. During the 1970’s Linda served as a resident advisor, hall director, and then a residential area coordinator for the University of Florida Division of Housing. From 1975 to 1979 she was the residence life coordinator for the Living-Learning Center at Indiana University–Bloomington.  In 1980, Linda moved to Huntington, WV. She was hired as the intake coordinator for the National Autism Hotline, and worked as an advocate for the developmentally disabled and a disability-services lobbyist in the West Virginia legislature. In 1987, she joined the Student Affairs department of Marshall University, where she served as associate director of residence life before being named Marshall’s director of student judicial Programs in 1994. In 2001, Linda left Marshall to join the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria as the Academic Skills Specialist and coordinator of Urban Health Program services. In 2004, she was named UICOM-P’s Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Linda belongs to several national student affairs organizations and consults, presents, and writes for publication about issues in the field. She is the recipient of distinguished service awards from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and the Association for Student Judicial Affairs. She is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley.  Personal Interests include literature, travel, walking, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three grown children.