Name: Ilene Kleinsorge

Title: Sara Hart Kimball Dean

Provide a brief overview of your role at the COB. I am the CEO of the college, overseeing multidisciplinary programs serving more than 5,000 students and the Oregon business community, more than 100 faculty and staff. And I’m responsible for fundraising success to deliver on mission.

What is the best part of your job? Representing the College of Business and telling the story of our faculty and students to alumni and business community.

In one to three words, how would you describe the COB? Dynamic learning community

Where did you attend college? Ph.D., University of Kansas, B.S. in accounting, Emporia State University

What are you looking forward to in the next year? The final design phase for the new facility, working with our student leaders, continuing to work with faculty on creating new aspirations for the COB.

What was your first job? Beyond the farm, waitress at 75 cents per hour.

Who/what is your favorite concert that you attended? Most recently, Chris Botti. Ever, Alabama concert before the wagon trains came across.

Are you an early bird or a night owl? Early bird!