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educator , foundation executive , communications executive

Linda Hood Talbott, American communications executive, educator, foundation executive. award, 1962; award, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1972; award, University Missouri, Kansas City School Education, 1973; award Mid American Regional Council, 1982; award, 1982.


Talbott, Linda Hood was born on December 29, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Henry H. and Helen E. (Hamrick) Hood.


Bachelor of Arts with highest distinction, University Missouri, 1962, Master of Arts (graduate fellow), 1964, Doctor of Philosophy., 1973. Postgraduate (postdoctoral fellow) Harvard University Institute Educational Management, 1974.


Professor English, Metropolitan Junior College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1963-1967. Professor English, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York, 1967-1968. Professor English, editor Nassau Review, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1968-1969.

Professor English, administrator Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969. Founding editor Tempo magazine and development officer University Missouri, Kansas City, 1969-1976, director special projects Office of Chancellor, since 1976, adjunct professor education, since 1975. President Talbott & Associates, Kansas City, since 1975.

Executive director Clearinghouse for Midcontinent Foundations, Kansas City, 1975-1985, president, since 1985. Director Kansas City Power and Light Company, 1983. Lecturer, consultant in field.

Member gov's advisory task force on literacy State of Missouri, since 1987. Board directors executive committee United Community Services/Heart of America United Way, 1974-1982. Member executive committee The Central Exchange, 1978-1985.

Board directors The Central Exchange Programming Corporation, since 1984, Women's Employment Network, Kansas City, since 1985. Member executive committee Dimensions Unlimited, Kansas City, 1973-1977. Commissioner Kansas City Commission on Status of Women, 1978-1982.

Administrative director Mid-American Assembly on Future of Performing Arts, 1979. Chairman International Women's Year in Mid-American Symposium, 1975. Delegate National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977.

Board advisors Center for Management Assistance, Kansas City, since 1979. Board advisory Kansas City Arts Council, 1980-1985, Long Term Care Project for Elderly National Demonstration, Mid-American Regional Council, 1981-1986, Women's Resource Service, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1971-1985. Honorary director Rockhurst College, since 1977.

Honorary trustee Truman Medical Center Foundation, since 1980. Board directors Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation, 1980-1985, Starlight Theatre Association, since 1980. Board advisors Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1980-1985.

Consultant Resident Advisor Long Foundation, since 1982. Member Community Care Funding Partners Council, since 1982. Trustee Business and Professional Women's Foundation, since 1988.

Member society fellows Nelson-Atkins Museum Art, since 1988. Named Kansas City Tomorrow Leader, 1978. Chi Omega Public Service award, 1962.

Outstanding Young Woman of Missouri, 1967. Woman of the Year award, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1972. Outstanding Achievement award, University Missouri, Kansas City School Education, 1973.

Publication awards, National and Regional Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1971, 72, 73. Regional Citizen of Year award Mid American Regional Council, 1982. American Institute for Public Service award, 1982.

Outstanding Career Achiever in Greater Kansas City, Missouri General Assembly citation, 1985, others.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Community College in Community Service, 1973. Grantmaking in Greater Kansas City: The Philanthropic Impact of Foundations, 1976-1980. Editor, public: The Directory of Greater Kansas City Foundations, 1986, 88.

      Editor: The Foundation Exchange, since 1976. A History of the University of Kansas City: Prologue to a Public University, 1976. A Brief History of Philanthropy in Kansas City, 1980.

      The Case for the Community Foundation, 1981. Perspectives on Trusteeship for the 80s, 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Association Higher Education (coordinator 1973-1975), American Association of University Women, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Council on Foundations, Women and Founds./Corporation Philanthropy, Soroptimist International, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Kappa Gamma, Chi Omega. Clubs: University Women's, Woodside Racquet, Kansas City, Mission Hills Country, Central Exchange.


Henry H. Hood

Helen E. (Hamrick) Hood