Linda Yarrish is the Senior Manager of Finance for The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Now entering her tenth year with Temple University, Linda most recently served as an Administrator in the Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry. She has over 25 years of experience focusing on the non-profit and higher education sectors, particularly in the areas of human resources, management, and finance. She has served as past President of the Board of Directors for a small 501(c)(3) where she spearheaded the fundraising and government-related activities.
Speaking to current and potential students has always been a passion of Linda’s, whether it was in her role as a Nursing Recruiter talking to high school students in North Philadelphia about financial aid opportunities, or in her capacity as a Lifetime Member of the Penn State Alumni Association. You can frequently find her talking to random students about building their network or local job opportunities, much to her daughter’s chagrin.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University. She is also a member of The Fox School of Business at Temple University’s Women in Leadership Series 2019 cohort, which targets business and leadership opportunities for high-achieving women.
Linda’s hope: As a first-generation/non-traditional college graduate, I understand that everyone’s paths and situations are not the same. We need to do everything we can to help meet the basic needs of students so that they only need to concern themselves with their studies and not the worries of whether there’s a roof over their heads or where their next meal will come from.