Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is the 15th president of Baylor University. She previously served as dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as dean and professor of management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and as a tenured faculty member and associate dean of graduate programs at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
As Baylor’s president, Dr. Livingstone has overseen the development of Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, which details Baylor’s pursuit of becoming a preeminent Christian research university, and the $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign that undergirds Illuminate, called Give Light.
A strong voice for the role of faith-based institutions in American higher education, Dr. Livingstone has established herself as a scholar in organizational behavior, leadership, creativity, and university accreditation. She has been extensively published and cited in academic and professional outlets, including American Business Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of High Technology Management Research, and the book Business and Corporate Integrity: Sustaining Organizational Compliance, Ethics and Trust. She serves on a number of boards, councils, and task forces, including the boards of Baylor College of Medicine, Capital Southwest Industrials, Waco Industrial Foundation, and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc., the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, and the AGB Council of Presidents. In addition, she serves as the Vice Chair of the Big XII Conference Board of Directors, as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, and on the NCAA Board of Governors.
Dr. Livingstone was inducted into Oklahoma State University’s Hall of Fame in 2019. She is a member of the Spears School of Business Hall of Fame, was the first recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Alumnus Award, and was recognized in 2015 with the OSU Distinguished Alumni Award.
A native of Perkins, Oklahoma, Dr. Livingstone played varsity basketball at Oklahoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and management, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy in management and organizational behavior. Her husband, Brad, a high school history teacher, also played basketball at Oklahoma State. They have one daughter, Shelby, a current student at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.