Linda Height, vice president of finance and administration, was named a Crain's Notable Woman in Finance by Crain's Detroit Business in its April 27 issue.
Height manages the University’s $75 million budget and $70 million in endowed and invested funds. Her work has helped LTU add five new campus buildings through a partnership with PNC Bank, retire older bonds, and pay off the mortgage on its oldest dorm building.
In addition, she supported the addition of 30 sports teams in five years, increasing enrollment; developed multifaceted outdoor athletic facilities, and invested in a new robotics engineering program.
“Her work with LTU’s community and its strategic partner, the city of Southfield, is also noteworthy," LTU President Virinder Moudgil said. "Ms. Height is on the executive committee for the Southfield Chamber of Commerce and board chairperson for both the Michigan First Credit Union and the (Southfield) City Centre Advisory Board.”
Prior to coming to Lawrence Tech, Height was vice president of compliance and revenue management for Bon Secours Cottage Health System, where her responsibilities included all activities in the for-profit facilities and the development and implementation of an assisted living center and senior day care.
Earlier, as manager for the healthcare consulting division at the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, she coordinated all consulting activities, with primary focus on the assessment of business operations related to organizational structure, policies and procedures, staffing levels, and quality control.
Height also is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and healthcare administration from Mercy College of Detroit, and a Master of Science Administration (human resources) from Central Michigan University. She is a sergeant first class (retired) in the U.S. Army Reserves.