Linda Royal assists the Vice Provost with fiscal matters for the division. She has 41 years of experience in higher education. Linda earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UMSL. She has received campus and regional awards including the Chancellor's Award for Staff Excellence; Student Life Award for Significant Contributions to the Development of the Office of Student Life; Disabled Students Union (DSU) Award for Outstanding Support and Dedication to DSU; and NASPA Region IV-West Publication Award. Linda has served on key campus committees including the Respect Committee and Human Resources Interdepartmental Partnership (HRIP). Linda volunteers in her community by serving as an officer in her church and tutoring adult learners in math and writing.