Get to Know Dr. Linda L.M. Bennett

Photograph of Dr. Linda L.M. Bennett!.

As University of Southern Indiana's third President, Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett's fifteen years of leadership ensured a brighter tomorrow for education, culture, economic development, and our young people.  During her tenure, the University continued to see monumental growth with the addition of over $100 million in building projects and its first doctoral program.  In 2007, USI and Crane established a continuing partnership that established an innovation culture, bringing Crane scientists together with students, faculty, and business people to develop patents, create start-up businesses, and elevate USI and Crane.  In 2012, the University, in collaboration with EVSC, implemented nurse-led community health centers located at three EVSC Community Schools.  The centers, in association with Deaconess and St. Vincent, provide primary health care services to the neighborhood and community, as well as provide valuable opportunities for USI students to participate in patient service delivery.  Bennett's community involvement has been recognized by the Evansville Rotary Club, Leadership Evansville, the    Optimists Club, and the Buffalo Trace Boy Scouts Club.



Dr. Bennett will be honored at the induction ceremony at Old National Events Plaza on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.  The 2019 event will honor our new Laureates and showcase a vignette highlighting their accomplishments while benefiting students as we provide financial literacy, career exploration, employability and life skills, and entrepreneurship programs to the youth of our community. 


We invite you to join Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, Courier & Press, and others in our community for the 14th Annual Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame.  If you have any questions about tickets or sponsorships, please contact Marcia Forston at (812) 425-8152 or