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Linda Hawkins
Linda Hawkins has over 20 years of experience serving the private and public sectors, as a consultant, as a non-profit executive & as a community college administrator managing rural development grants and outcomes assessment projects.  For Linda's CV, click here.  To contact Linda, click here.




Strategic Analysis & Planning including Stakeholder Analysis

Program, Project & Fund Raising Management
Business Process Analysis  Planning Communication & Marketing Management
Community & Economic Development Qualitative & Quantitative Market research
Outcomes Assessment & Institutional Research Facilitate Focus Groups & SWOT Analyses
Organizational Effectiveness Leadership Trainer & Motivator
Higher education instructor Non-profit Board of Director:  Development, Training & Consulting


Entrepreneurial Activities

Hawkins Strategies Group, Principal & Founder

stablished and currently manage a B2B management and marketing consulting firm.  Selected results include:

  • management consulting for a $2 million community college capital fundraising campaign
  • management consulting for restructuring the foundation development division for a large non-profit
  • facilitated workshops on Root Cause analysis, stakeholder analysis, and community engagement with a broad-based visioning project
  • analysis of websites meeting the organization's strategic plan
  • design and ongoing maintenance of website
  • produce quarterly newsletters for a livestock organization
  • feasibility study for a $23 million project in rural community providing significant high wage job development
  • consulting with non-profits on project funding needs
  • serving as an interim executive director for a chamber of commerce
  • coached rural economic and community development working with business groups
  • facilitating focus groups, community needs assessments, SWOT and gap analyses
  • conducted economic development studies
  • conducted national workshops on community development for rural community colleges
  • grant writing
  • market research
  • non-profit board of director training
  • analysis of board governance issues and consulting on business processes 
  • developed a stakeholder analysis workshop for corporations and organizations

Management & Administrative Activities

Executive management & senior administrative experience in non-profits as executive director and chief executive officer of large United Way & Combined Federal Campaign in  southern New Mexico, association management for a large Rotary Club, and in higher education including managing support services & special projects for a large health unit at University of New Mexico, project director and principal investigator for a large Ford Foundation funded grant, Rural Community College Initiative, New Mexico State University-Carlsbad, outcomes assessment coordinator for the University of Tulsa & New Mexico State University-Alamogordo.

Prior to 1983:

Legal administrator and senior legal secretary for two law firms
Established a small statewide insurance brokerage firm
Started career as a financial intern with the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Department


  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Member, Economic Development Advisory Board
  • Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, Arizona Chapter, Member
  • New Mexico Rural Development Response Council, Member, Team Leader
  • Rural Community College Alliance, Charter Member, Member of National Planning Conference Committee
  • American Association of Individual Investors, New Mexico Chapter, Member
  • Belen Chamber of  Commerce, Member
  • New Mexico Rural Development Response Council, Team Leader
  • New Mexico International Society for Performance Improvement
  • Community College Alliance, Member, National Planning Conference Committee
  • American Marketing Association
  • HUD Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC)-New Grants for Universities & Colleges, National Peer Reviewer
  • Quality New Mexico Board of Examiners, based on Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence
  • New Mexico State University-Carlsbad, College Instructor
  • Rural Community Vision, Charter Member, Board of Directors
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador1
  • Tularosa Basin Food Bank, Charter Member, Board of Directors
  • Vision Forward Educational Foundation, Charter Member, Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Alamogordo, Board of Directors & Board Secretary
  • Otero County Interagency Council, Charter Member
  • New Mexico State University Alumni Executive Council, Board of Directors
  • New Mexico State University Alumni Chapter-Otero, Charter Member, Board of Directors


The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Master of Business Administration
Emphasis:   Marketing Research, E-Commerce, Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, International Business

New Mexico State University,  Las Cruces, New Mexico

Bachelors of Business Administration  
Major:    Marketing
with additional emphasis in Finance


Hawkins, L. (2007, February), Stakeholder Analysis. Workshop presented at the Colorado Conference on Volunteerism and Service Learning, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Hawkins, L. (2007, February), Community Engagement by Visioning, Looking at One Community’s Success. Workshop presented at the Colorado Conference on Volunteerism and Service Learning, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Hawkins, L. (2003, October) The Community Has Set Its Goals ... What do we do now?  - A Lesson in Implementing Community Goals.  Workshop presented under Institutional and Community Capacity Building-Collaborative Partnerships at the 2003 Rural Community College Alliance, 2nd Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Hawkins, L. (2003, March) Community Engagement, Putting 'Community' Back into Community Colleges.  Workshop presented at the 2003 Rural Community College Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Hawkins, L., Lincoln, C., & Nance, B. (2001, April).  Access & Economic Development in Rural America.  Workshop presented at the 2001 American Association of Community Colleges, 81st Annual Convention, Chicago, Ill.

Aguirre, F. & Hawkins, L. (1996, August).  Why Reinvent the Wheel?  Let's Adapt Our Institutional Assessment Model.  Resources in Education.  Washington, D.C.:  ERIC Clearinghouse on High Education; paper presented at 1996 New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Conference, Albuquerque.

Hawkins, L. & Lillibridge, F. (1995, May).  Development of the SPRE Compliance Matrix NMSU-Alamogordo.  Paper presented at the 1995 New Mexico Two-Year Colleges Conference, Ruidoso, NM.

Twomey, J., Lillibridge, F., & Hawkins, L. (1995, March).  SPRE and the NMSU-A integrated assessment and strategic planning (IASP) process:  What we've learned and where we're going.  Paper presented at the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Twomey, J., Lillibridge, F., Hawkins, L., & Reidlinger, C. (1995, March).  SPRE and the NMSU-A integrated assessment and strategic planning (IASP) process:  What we've learned and where we're going.  In A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement, 1995. Chicago, Ill:  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.



Microsoft Word 2010, Advanced Skills E-Commerce, Advanced Skills SAS, Intermediate Skills
Microsoft Excel 2010, Advanced Skills Internet Research, Advanced Skills Linear Programming, Intermediate Skills
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Advanced Skills Quicken 2010, Advanced Skills Goal Programming, Intermediate Skills
Microsoft Front Page 2003, Advanced Skills Turbo Tax, Intermediate Skills Decision Analysis, Intermediate Skills
Microsoft Publisher 2010, Advanced Skills Quick Books 2009, Advanced Skills Tree Plan, Advanced Skills
Microsoft Access 2010, Intermediate Skills Crystal Ball, Intermediate Skills GLP, Intermediate Skills
Microsoft Project 2010, Intermediate Skills Excel Statistical Analysis, Advanced Skills Groupwise, Intermediate Skills

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