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Linda Howard is a 1970 graduate from Reed in mathematics and a member of Reed's board of trustees. Her remarkable career has included work as legislative aide for former Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex), White House staff member under Jimmy Carter, law professor, legal counsel to a large urban college (then-president Donna Shalala's counsel at Hunter College 1981-90), attorney for New York City, and civil rights lecturer on tour to New Zealand, India, and Japan. She now works in the law department of the city of New York. In her position as administrative assistant corporation counsel in this busy department of 650 lawyers and 850 support staff members, she manages the recruitment and training of attorneys, among other duties.

Howard graduated from the University of Virginia law school, where she was the first black and the first woman to be elected president of the law school student body. Howard received Reed's Babson Society award as an outstanding alumni volunteer in 1987.