Debbie Schroeder-Linthicum, the former director of grants and contracts with Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, died April 7 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Schroeder-Linthicum had a deep connection to Cal Poly Pomona as it was where she earned her degree, worked, and met the love of her life, James. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration (accounting) Schroeder-Linthicum started her career at Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman, CPAs.
She began working for Foundation in December 1995, and worked on campus until July 2019. During her tenure, she played a key role in establishing manuals, policies, and procedures for grants and contracts that are still in use today.
Schroeder-Linthicum greatly enjoyed the campus environment, including meals at Los Olivos and the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch, getting vegetables from the Farm Store, the Pumpkin Fests, after-hours beverages at Innovation Brew Works, Bronco basketball and baseball games, Arabian Horse Shows, and of course, her morning Starbucks.
She is survived by her husband (James), mother (Judy), sister (Pam), nephew (Zach) and niece (Zoe).
Services arrangements are still pending. Visit Schroeder-Linthicum’s memorial page to share memories and stay up to date on future plans for a virtual tribute.
“The Foundation would like to thank Debbie for 24 years of exceptional service to the Foundation and the Bronco community,” the Foundation staff said in a statement. “She will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.”