Dr. Linda M. Clement is the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Maryland College Park. She oversees fifteen departments including Campus Recreation Services, the Career Center, Conferences and Visitor Services, the Counseling Center, the Division Development Office, Dining Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Golf Course, the Health Center, Parent and Family Affairs, the Office of Student Conduct, Residential Facilities, Resident Life, the Stamp Student Union and Campus Programs (including oversight of Memorial Chapel), and Transportation Services.
Dr. Clement earned her B.A. from the State University of New York-Oswego, her M.A. from Michigan State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She began her career at the University of Maryland in 1974 as a staff member in the departments of Resident Life and Orientation. For 18 years prior to becoming Vice President, she served as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Also during that time, she served an interim period as the President’s Chief of Staff.
Dr. Clement is an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, where she teaches and advises masters and doctoral students, and serves on master’s and doctoral committees, and on various departmental committees, e.g. graduate admissions. She also teaches undergraduate courses regularly.
Outside the University, Dr. Clement served as a trustee for The College Board for 10 years and also as the chair of the Board of Trustees. She frequently engages in scholarly research and has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as her own book, Effective Leaders in Student Services: Voices from the Field.
As a testament to her extraordinary university involvement, Dr. Clement is the recipient of several awards, including: Outstanding Woman of the Year, Greek Advisor of the Year, Black Faculty and Staff Association Award for Student Diversity Initiatives, and the Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award from the Counseling and Personnel Services Department in the College of Education.