On Tuesday, the George Washington University appointed Linda A. Livingstone as the next dean of the School of Business. Currently, Dr. Livingstone is dean of Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and chair-elect of AACSB. She will begin her tenure as dean on August 1.
At Pepperdine, Dr. Livingstone oversaw a $200 million expansion of the business school's regional campuses, increased the school's international partnerships to 40 business schools, and led the school to membership in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and as a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education. Under her leadership, the Graziadio School established the Education to Business (E2B) Live Case Program, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as "one of the top 10 college courses in the country that will pay off at work." Additionally, she launched the Dean's Executive Leadership Series, which brings to campus leading business innovators, and introduced a business plan competition for student entrepreneurs.
Dr. Livingstone has also been deeply involved in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). She was elected chair of the board of directors by the membership of AACSB International and will assume this leadership role this summer.
"I look forward, with enthusiasm, to the opportunity to serve as dean of the School of Business at the George Washington University. Working with the faculty and staff to build on a strong foundation of programs and research to continue and enhance the quality and reputation of the school will be a privilege. I also look forward to being a part of the thriving Washington, D.C. community and the opportunities it provides," said Dr. Livingstone.
Previously, Dr. Livingstone served as associate dean for graduate programs at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, where she was responsible for all graduate business degree programs, and as associate professor and assistant professor in the Department of Management at Baylor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and management, Master of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in management with an emphasis in organizational behavior, all from Oklahoma State University.
"Linda Livingstone has been a highly successful dean, respected not only within her current institution but also by her peers in business schools around the world, who have elected her to lead their accrediting body. Her proven skill in managing a complex organization and recognized leadership in business education will make her a tremendous asset to our School of Business and our university as a whole," said GW President Steven Knapp.