Message from the Dean

Ilene KleinsorgeAt Oregon State University’s College of Business, we are building bridges—bridges that make dynamic connections between higher education and the world of business, bridges that link our institutional past with our vision for the future, bridges that span generations of students and alumni, and bridges that bond healthy profits with healthy people and a healthy planet.

As dean of the college, I am continually impressed and inspired by the positive contributions our alumni, students, and faculty are making in the region and beyond. Our graduates have integrated, applied, and added to their higher education to bring economic, social, and environmental improvements to communities across the globe. Faculty scholarly contributions, from sustainable supply chain management to initial public offerings, are helping people do business better. Our students are bringing opportunities to local and global communities through projects that address financial literacy, sustainability, success skills, business ethics, market economics, and more. 

The world has faced particularly difficult economic challenges in the past few years. But for people who are willing to apply creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset to society’s problems, these uncertain times also present opportunities. At Oregon State University, we prepare students to recognize and seize these opportunities. We help them develop the talents and skills necessary to face and devise solutions for the challenges of our day.

As educators, we want to graduate students with the skills and flexibility to thrive in any economy—but, better yet, to be part of creating more stable and enduring business models. We are essentially transforming the OSU College of Business to meet the changing demands of a global economy.  It's an exciting time to be a part of this program.  Join us!
Ilene Kleinsorge, Ph.D
Sara Hart Kimball Dean