Mary-Linda Armacost is President Emerita of Moore College of Arts and Design; Senior Associate at the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania; and, a Senior Fellow, Office of Women, the American Council on Education. She is self-employed as an educational consultant currently working with University of Pennsylvania's Knight Collaborative and as Lead Evaluator for the Collaborative Ventures Project sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Private Higher Education and the Teagle Foundation. As a part of her consulting, she served as a Senior Conultant on the two Kellogg Foundation grants given to the American Council on Education on institutional change from 1995-2000.
Dr. Armacost served as President of Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA from 1981-1991 and as President of Moore College of Art and Design from 1991-1993 and again as Interim President from 1999-2000. Prior to her Wilson presidency, she received her Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Pennsylvania State University 1970 and held senior level administrative posts at Boston University and at Emerson College in Boston.
She has served on numerous boards in both the public and the private sectors and has received two honorary degrees. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elderhostel, Inc.; Chairman of Long Range Planning on Executive Committee of WEDU, Inc. public television for West Florida; and on the Board of Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Education: The Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Speech. Ph.D., 1970; MA, 1967; BA Cum Laude, 1965. Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University, 1979.