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K-State Today

May 5, 2022

Retirement reception on May 19 to honor Linda Inlow Teener

Submitted by Ashley Nietfeld

Global Campus has announced the retirement of Linda Inlow Teener, executive director of UFM Community Learning Center, on June 10. A reception in her honor will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in 4061 College of Business Building. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

Teener has dedicated 43 years of service to Kansas State University, with 31 of those years spent at Global Campus and UFM. During her tenure at UFM, she directed the program growth from approximately 60 classes each semester to the current 190 noncredit offerings and 100 for-credit classes. She added two community outreach programs, the UFM Teen Mentoring Program and Project EXCELL, a program designed to offer enrichment to adults with developmental disabilities. She also led the expansion of the Community Garden from 130 to 255 plots.

As part of her community outreach efforts, Teener has been involved in a number of community organizations, including membership in the Little Apple Pilot Club for 31 years, past chair of the United Way Board, past member of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Return to the Flint Hills Committee, chair of the Riley County Joint Corrections Advisory Board, past member and chair of the city of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, treasurer of the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition, member of the Manhattan Indoor Aquatics Center Steering Committee and member of the Food and Farm Council Food Insecurity Committee.

She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work in 1974 and her master’s degree in education: counseling and student personnel services in 1977, both from K-State.