Linda K. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and served as Associate Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Nursing. She is Professor Emerita of Nursing.

The Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women recognizes a female staff or faculty member of the University of Utah who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the U, and best represents the ideals and actions of Linda K. Amos. It is presented annually in March during Women’s Week.