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Manhattan, KS 66502

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Linda Teener

Title: Executive Director
Section: UFM Community Learning Center
Address: UFM, 1221 Thurston Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: UFM, 1221 Thurston Street
Phone: 785-539-8763
Fax: 785-539-9460
Email: lteener@k-state.edulinda@tryufm.org


  1. Management of all activities and programs at UFM Community Learning Center.
  2. Overseeing personnel, fiscal management, program development, public relations, and physical plant for the entire organization. Writes and approves grant applications for special project funding.
  3. Works with UFM Board of Directors.
  4. Represents UFM at campus and community public functions, media events, and other public relations activities. Participates in campus and community organizations as part of this function.
  5. Serves on several community boards, some as part of the position and some as part of community outreach efforts. Current boards include: Manhattan Community Garden, treasurer; Manhattan Risk Prevention Coalition, treasurer; Joint Corrections Advisory Board, Chair; City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Chair; K-State Institutional Advancement Education Committee, member; UFM representative to K-State United Way Campaign; Riley County United Way Allocations Committee, member; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Retire to the Flint Hills Committee.



Linda Teener has been President and Executive Director of UFM Community Learning Center since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and masters in Counseling and Education from Kansas State University. 

During her tenure at UFM, Linda has directed the growth of UFM programs from about 100 classes each semester to the current 3000-plus noncredit offerings and 70 classes that carry K-State credit. Participation in UFM activities has also increased, with 20,000 people involved in UFM programs last year.

Linda has taught classes on nonprofit management for the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. She often conducts workshops and seminars on volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising and other nonprofit management topics. She has also been a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education.

In 2010, Linda was awarded the Susan M. Scott Community Leadership Award, presented by the School of Leadership Studies and Kansas State University,

Linda is involved in a number of community organizations including membership in Little Apple Pilot Club, a past Riley County United Way Board chair, member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Retire to the Flint Hills Committee, Chair of the Riley County Joint Corrections Advisory Board, Chair of the City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and treasurer of the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys playing brain games, sewing, art quilting and spending time with her granddaughter, Jayda, who lives with them. Her husband is a retired civilian at Fort Riley.


Linda Teener

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Degree, Field of Study, University, Year:

M.S., Education, Student Personnel Services, Kansas State University, 1977

B.S., Social Work and Sociology, Kansas State University, 1974