Kristie Ogilvie named new business dean at Emporia State


Dr. Kristie OgilvieDr. Kristie Ogilvie will become dean of the School of Business at Emporia State University this summer. Ogilvie currently is associate dean of academics in the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University at San Bernardino. Ogilvie visited the Emporia State University campus in late April for interviews.

“The students and faculty were so inspiring,” Ogilvie said of the visit. “They made the decision for me that Emporia State University would be a good fit.”

For Ogilvie, the move allows her to return to her roots. Her father returned to the family farm in South Haven, Kan., after his retirement, and her mother, who recently died, grew up near Emporia.

“I often say I have the work ethic and mindset of being raised with parents from Kansas, but in the unique environment of California,” Ogilvie explained. “It’s exciting to get back to family.”

“I am very excited to bring what experiences I have to take the School of Business to the next level with support of a wonderful combination of faculty, staff, community and Emporia State leadership,” said Ogilvie.

Ogilvie earned a bachelor’s degree with a marketing concentration from California State University at Sacramento, a master’s of business administration degree from University of Tulsa and advanced research certificate and doctorate of business administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management.