Building a Place for History
Dr. Linda J. Caldwell Epps is President and CEO of 1804 Consultants. She brings to clients more than 40 years of experience working with educational and cultural institutions, including The New Jersey Historical Society, a statewide museum, library, and educational facility, where she served as President and CEO, and New Jersey Network Television and Radio where she served as Vice President for Institutional Relations. She held various positions at Bloomfield College where she worked for 27 years. In her role as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, she helped create an award winning campus-wide student assessment project to help assure student and faculty success. As Vice President for College Relations, she helped lead the institution to successful completion of its first capital campaign which raised $8.4 million. She served as a Ford Foundation-funded consultant to several institutions of higher learning—including Keene College in New Hampshire, Union College in Ohio, and the College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey— on issues of diversity and equity in higher education. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Caldwell Epps was inducted into the Douglass Society, the highest honor accorded to Douglass College graduates. She also received the highest award accorded to Seton Hall University alumnae, the Most Distinguished Alumnae Award. Dr. Caldwell Epps holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University’s Douglass College, a Master’s Degree in American Studies from Seton Hall University, and a doctorate from Drew University where she received the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Prize. She completed the Institute for Higher Education Management program at Harvard University, the American Associate of Colleges and Universities Diversity Institute at Georgetown University, and is a Leadership New Jersey Fellow, Class of 1992. She serves on various boards including Chair of the James Brown African American Room at the Newark Public Library, Board member of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Brick City Development Board, The Newark History Society Executive Board, the Board of the Historical Society of Elizabeth, NJ, Secretary of The New Jersey History Advocates Executive Board, The Jewish Museum of NJ Advisory Board, the Newark Archives Board, the Timbucto NJ Advisory Council, and VP of the Board of Deacons of Bethany Baptist Church of Newark, NJ.