During her tenure as Chair/Athletic Director of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at Wellesley from 1973-1990, Linda K. Vaughan is credited with leading the continued growth of a strong physical education curriculum and ushering in a transformation and new era of varsity intercollegiate sports, moving the program into the NCAA. Linda’s leadership and legacy are marked by two significant projects for the department. Linda served as the director for the Keohane Sports Center project that culminated in the 1985 grand opening. In addition, Linda was a founding co-chair of the Friends of Wellesley College Athletics along with former trustee, Kitsy Rigler. Linda’s love of Wellesley College was forever etched when she established the Linda K. Vaughan Endowment Fund for the Friends of Wellesley College Athletics with the income supporting the endeavors of Wellesley’s scholar-athletes.