Linda Salter earned a B.A. degree in philosophy from Oberlin College, an M.A. degree in mathematics from University of California, Berkeley and has pursued doctoral research toward a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Southern California. She spent over three decades as an instructor and administrator in California colleges, serving for thirteen years as President of Skyline College and for three years as Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. Always fascinated by art, she enjoyed painting and drawing as an avocation when time permitted during her academic career.
Since retiring from her position as Chancellor a decade ago, Linda has increasingly devoted herself to pursuing her interest in and further study of art. She has studied with a number of Bay Area artists who teach at local colleges as well as visiting artists from out of state. Linda works primarily in pastels and oils and is especially drawn to portraiture. She has exhibited and received awards at several community and college art shows and had solo shows at Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo and at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Her work is currently exhibited at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park.