Linda Howell-Skidmore

Linda Howell-Skidmore

Writer and Media Relations Coordinator

Phone: 304-642-1550
Campus Location: Halliehurst

Linda writes all the press releases, including hometown news about our students, and provides information to community calendars. She serves as the news media contact person and arranges for campus interviews conducted by media representatives. She also writes for the alumni magazine, Forward.


B.A. Mass Communication of Journalism, West Liberty State College, West Liberty, W.Va.


Linda has spent her entire career in various forms of the media. She most recently served as editor of The Inter-Mountain in Elkins, working up from Managing Editor, City Editor, Region Editor and Reporter. She also previously worked as News Director and a member of the morning drive team, as well as providing commercial voice work, at WELK-FM in Elkins, and as News Director for WDNE-AM/FM and affiliate WVHT-FM in Elkins.


Media Conference, Council of Independent Colleges, 2014
Public Relations Meeting, Appalachian College Association, 2014, 2013
News Training Workshops, Associated Press Media Editors
Seminars, Poynter


Linda has won numerous awards for writing, photography and newspaper design from the West Virginia Press Association. She was named the Elkins Business and Professional Women’s Club Community Businesswoman of the Year in 2003 and an honorary member Phi Beta Lambda at Davis & Elkins College.