Dean Linda Livingstone has been inducted into the the Spears School of Business Hall of Fame and honored by her alma mater Oklahoma State University as its first-ever recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Award.
The annual Spears School Hall of Fame Banquet recognizes OSU graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers, displayed effective leadership, made exemplary contributions to their communities and freely given meritorious service to others. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor the Spears School can bestow.
Dean Livingstone earned three degrees from OSU (a bachelor’s degree in economics and management in 1982, an MBA in 1983 and her doctorate in philosophy in 1992).
Livingstone is in her 12th year as chief executive at the Graziadio School of Business and Management.
The Perkins, Okla., native began her academic career at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She spent 11 years at Baylor where she was an assistant professor and then associate professor of management before serving as associate dean of graduate programs from 1998 to 2002. Livingstone was hired in March 2002 at Pepperdine. She has been actively involved in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), having served on the board since the 2009-10 academic year. She is currently vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors, and will become chair of the international organization in July 2014.
In 2001, the Outstanding Young Alumni award was established to recognize alumni who have provided significant service and achievement early in their professional careers.