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Linda Kirk Fox

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Emeritus Professor and Dean

It is an honor to be the 7th Dean of the College. My vision is to build a college of cohesive faculty and staff of well-funded and distinct family and consumer sciences programs serving diverse learners for a global work force. I accomplish this by fostering a collaborative environment for administrators, faculty, staff and students to succeed. I come to work every day to advance faculty led initiatives to improve teaching, research, and public service. I work to assure visibility and advocacy for programs of the college and the profession. I strive to build meaningful partnerships internally at UGA and externally with alumni, agencies, and decision makers. I firmly believe that the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Georgia has a bright future with many opportunities to move forward and make an impact on individuals, families and communities in Georgia – and beyond.

In FACS we are studying the sciences and applying the principles of business and design in the human sciences. I am a strong advocate for the integration of research, teaching and public service to fulfill the land-grant university obligations to develop strong economics, safe and diverse communities and healthy children and families. The College has 100 faculty, 400 employees, numerous volunteers and alumni supporting 1,900 undergraduates and 260 graduate students in five departments and institutes.

As a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board of Human Sciences (BOHS), Dr. Fox was a contributor to several national system-changing reports and initiatives including the Cooperative Extension System’s National Framework for Health and the Healthy Food Systems: Healthy People Report.

Prior academic appointments include: Dean and Director, Washington State University Extension, 2002-2011; Director of the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho, 1998-2002; and county and state Extension home economist and specialist, 1981-1998.

All three of her degrees are from Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences (former College of Home Economics).

Job Description

My job is to provide vision and a collaborative environment for administrators, faculty, staff and students to succeed. In FACS we are studying the sciences and applying the principles of business and design in the human sciences. I am a strong advocate for the integration of research, teaching and public service to fulfill the land-grant university obligations to develop strong economics, safe and diverse communities and healthy children and families. The College has 100 faculty, 400 employees, numerous volunteers and alumni supporting 1,900 undergraduates and 300 graduate students in five departments and institutes. 

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