LINDA T. CANAVAN
B.A., Political Science with a minor in Secondary Education, Stonehill College, 1990
M Ed., Higher Education Admiistration, Suffolk University, 1997
Linda joined Olin College in February 2002 to launch the course and student records component of Olin's engineering education. In addition to her work as a Registrar, Linda also brought her cross-functional knowledge of student accounts and financial aid to Olin and started the former StAR Center (Student Accounts and Records) at Olin. Her current areas of responsibility include all aspects of the Registrar's Office, academic progress, degree completion, compliance, policy and procedures and student accounts. Linda most enjoys her active involvement with Olin's curriculum in its current state and Olin's curriculum of the future. Her professional philosophy is to engage with students in all dimensions that support their educational mission. It is her belief that the best day on a college campus is the day where mortar boards fly and we celebrate a student's attainment of their degree, the stepping stone to a great future as an Olin graduate.
Outside of her 20+ years of work in higher education at small institutions, Linda enjoys New England team sports, gardening and time with her family.