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Jeff Mackay

Jeff Mackay '88

Portrait of Jeff MackayInterim Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Jeff Mackay first came to Linfield as a student in 1984. He Jeff majored and mathematics and was a two-time student body president. In 1988 Jeff joined the student affairs staff as the director of student activities where he continued to work with student leaders in student government and Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL). He lived on campus and also assisted Residence Life as an area director.

In 2000 Jeff became the associate dean of students and director of Residence Life, where he continued to work with student leaders. In 2019 he took on the role as dean of students and led the student engagement team to support student leaders across campus.

Jeff has enjoyed his 34 years at Linfield and values his work with students. Born and raised in Montana, Jeff also has a master's degree from Portland State in educational leadership. He and his partner, Kristi (also a Linfield alum), and their two children are engaged in the McMinnville community which they enjoy calling home.

Professional Resume

  • Education

    • B.S. mathematics, Linfield College
    • MS, educational leadership, Portland State University
  • Experience

    • Director of Student Activities, 1988-2000
    • Associate Dean of Students, Director of Residence Life, 2000-2019
    • Dean of Students, 2019-2022
    • Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, 2022-present
  • Awards and recognition

    • Regional President, National Association of Campus Activities Regional Conference Coordinator
    • National Association of Campus Activities NWASAP (NW Association of Student Affairs Professionals)
    • Conference Coordinator Student Affairs Processional Of the Year
    • NWASAP - Ottis McCreary Award Winner President of McMinnville Grizzly Softball Association
    • McMinnville Downtown Association Board of Directors Oregon State Little League Volunteer of the Year