SSC to Host Retirement Reception for Dr. Linda Goeller

Seminole State College will host a retirement reception for Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Linda Goeller on June 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Utterback Ballroom, located in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center on campus. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Goeller has worked at SSC for 12 years. Prior to serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs, she was a Professor of Mathematics, the Assessment Coordinator and chaired the STEM division.

“Dr. Goeller has been a kind, hardworking and thoughtful leader at SSC,” President Lana Reynolds said. “She has been instrumental in assessment. She has guided our academic divisions as Vice President for Academic Affairs and played a key role in our accreditation renewal two years ago. She has been in active member of the community, constantly looking for opportunities to lend a hand. We are certainly going to miss her, but we wish her all the best in retirement.”

She earned her Ph.D. in Professional Studies/Mathematics Education from Oklahoma State University, her M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from Northeastern State University, and her B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

For three years, she served on the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Council on Instruction. On the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board, she represents community colleges. She served on a number of committees on the SSC campus, including the Mathematics Division Degree Program Evaluation committee, Student Success Committee, and she chaired the Assessment of Student Learning Committee from 2014-2021.

She received the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award at the 2019 American Association of Community Colleges annual convention in Orlando, Florida. The award is given to outstanding instructors who demonstrate a passion for classroom learning, show a willingness to support students both inside and outside of the classroom, and go above and beyond what is required to ensure the academic success of their students.

With a commitment to community, Dr. Goeller is the Secretary of the Seminole Humane Society. She is a member of the Seminole Rotary, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, and the Gideons Auxillary. She works with a group of volunteer math teachers who help a group of teachers in Belize.

Dr. Goeller said, “I appreciate all the opportunities and experiences I have had at SSC and all the great employees who make this job a joy. I’ve had some wonderful adventures while at SSC, and I look forward to many more adventures through volunteering in this area.”

She and her husband Mark reside in Earlsboro. They have two children and four grandchildren. They are members of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. Following her retirement, she looks forward to spending more time outdoors and with family.