Linda Kane

Engaged alumna, respected business executive and energetic community volunteer – that’s Linda Kane.

Ms. Kane graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting. A CPA, she enjoyed a successful 35-plus-year career in the real estate industry, 25 of those years with Forest City Enterprises, Inc. She retired in January 2016 as senior vice president, having served in several executive-level financial roles.

The lifelong Clevelander has graciously shared her time and energy with CSU – as treasurer and secretary of the CSU Foundation Board of Directors, long-time member of the Monte Ahuja College of Business Visiting Committee, member of the ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University Leadership Cabinet, and more. She is a former College of Business Executive-in-Residence and interim director of CSU’s Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate. She was named the College of Business’ Distinguished Alumna in 2011 and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ms. Kane is a generous donor to the University, establishing an endowed scholarship in the College of Business, supporting Radiance scholarships, and more.

She has been involved with more than a dozen organizations and nonprofits, including Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Leadership Cleveland and St. Joseph Academy (her alma mater).

The University is proud to honor Linda Kane with the George B. Davis Award for Service.