Linda joined Almich & Associates in 1992 and has over 30 years’ experience in higher education, including both traditional and private career colleges. Prior to joining Almich & Associates, Linda held several management positions in private for-profit and non-profit postsecondary educational organizations, including Corporate Director of Financial Aid for a group operating over 40 postsecondary institutions nationwide. Linda has been an active speaker for CASFAA and several other postsecondary institution associations. Linda has been a trainer for the U.S. Department of Education in the area of student financial aid compliance.
Since joining Almich & Associates in 1992, Linda has been involved in over 900 engagements with postsecondary educational organizations. As a result Linda has significant expertise in private postsecondary educational institutions’ compliance audits; non-profit educational institutions’ audits as required under the Single Audit Act; Title IV compliance due diligence, and numerous regulatory compliance matters. Linda is considered to be one of the foremost experts in the country with respect to student financial aid programs and compliance as well as in the areas of government regulations within the postsecondary education sectors.
Linda obtained her Bachelor’s of Administration degree from the University of California at Riverside. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University where she wrote her thesis on “Government Regulation within the Private Career School Industry”.