SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Bleicken also is a member of the AASCU legislative team, in which she advocates for national education-policy initiatives such as student financial aid and funding for higher education.
She joined Armstrong in 2009, becoming the seventh Armstrong president and the first woman to lead the institution since its founding in 1935.
Bleicken currently serves as the chair of the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s board of directors and as a board member for Union Mission. She is serving a four-year term on the NCAA Division II President’s Council and is a reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges. She earned a doctorate and Master of Science in management from Georgia State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing, magna cum laude from the university.
Prior to joining Armstrong, Bleicken worked at Georgia Southern University for 19 years. Her tenure included serving as associate dean of the College of Business Administration, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, and provost and vice president for academic affairs.
AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher-education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems.
ASU runs the Liberty Center in Hinesville. For more information on Armstrong State University, go to armstrong.edu.