Linda F. Fancher has rich and diverse professional experiences in education and community development.
Linda has held higher education and k-12 education administrative positions including Special Assistant to the president for Multiculturalism and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Metropolitan State University. With Minneapolis Public Schools, she was director of MetroTown, an arts infused human rights program, connecting with k-12 schools throughout the state. She also served as director of Parent and Community Involvement in St. Paul Public Schools.
As a result of ongoing consulting projects with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Linda became a healthy living/healthy eating specialist She was also on the Home Plus implementation team for the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota through an NIH funded family eating project. As director of student recruitment and involvement , she co-authored findings of the study with faculty and staff members.
In the non-profit arena, Linda served as chief operations officer and program director and directed the ground breaking Northside Listening Project, funded by the Northwest Area Foundation.
For a number of years she has worked on issues of homelessness. As a founder of the 50+ Generation in St. Paul, she coaches seniors to identify pertinent issues and advocate for themselves. In 2016-17, 50+ members registered the largest number of voters in Ramsey County.
Work with the Hypatia Group has included project assistance and service as a community facilitator for Hennepin County’s Northside Hub (HSC); community engagement and partnership development with Minneapolis Public Schools and currently is a project team member and facilitator coach for the AACCP.
Linda has an M.A. degree in psychology and communications, with additional graduate work as well as numerous program certifications.