Linda Oubré, who received her EdD in higher education management from Penn in 2017, has been appointed Whittier College’s 15th president and will take office on July 1. Dr. Oubré will be the first person of color to lead Whittier College in Whittier, California.
Previously, Dr. Oubré served as the Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University; was executive director of corporate relations and business development and chief diversity officer for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis; and president and CEO of LSO Ventures. She was also one of the founders and president of BriteSmile. She has held leadership roles in Tri Com Ventures, Times Mirror Company and the Walt Disney Company.