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Mitzi M. Montoya became the Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business at Oregon State University in August 2015. In this role, she is responsible for providing leadership of the college, which is focused on innovation and entrepreneurship and serves more than 5,800 students, including 3,900 business majors and pre-majors, nearly 850 business and entrepreneurship minors, 250 graduate students and more than 800 design students.

Prior to Oregon State, Dr. Montoya served as Vice President and University Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Arizona State University, was a Professor in the Management Department of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and served on the board of the W.P. Carey Center for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Montoya also spent 15 years at North Carolina State University, where she held the Zelnak Chair in Marketing & Innovation in the Poole College of Management. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing and Statistics and a B.S. in Applied Engineering Science, both from Michigan State University, and is a former American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.