Linda Sharpe at Commencement, 2005
Linda Carolyn Sharpe '69 earned a Bachelors in Political Science from MIT in 1969, and from 1970 to 1975 completed PhD coursework and exams in the field.
She is currently a Transportation Program Analyst at DIGITALiBiz, Inc.
A co-founder of the MIT Black Students' Union and the first African American woman to serve as president of the MIT Alumni/ae Association, Sharpe continues to serve the MIT community in a variety of capacities:
- Member, Educational Council (June 1992 - June 2019)
- Vice-President, Class of 1969 (July 2014 - June 2019)
- Member, Board Governance ad hoc Committee (July 2018 - June 2019)
- Reunion Ambassador, Class Reunion Committee (July 2018 - June 2019)
- Committee Member, BAMIT Capstone Event Committee (2018)
- Member, MIT Corporation (2000-10)
- President, MIT Alumni Association (2004-05)
- Black Alumni of MIT Life Member (1999)
- Bronze Beaver Award (1999)
- Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award (1996)