The Sara Hart Kimball Dean's Chair in the College of Business

In 1988, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kimball of Belvedere, California, made a gift to endow the Sara Hart Kimball Chair in the College of Business. Mr. Kimball, who passed away in 2005, was the owner of Kimball and Company in San Francisco, with dealings in real estate and diversified operations. Mrs. Kimball, for whom the chair is named, passed away in 1997.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, an Oregon State alumna, Sara Hart Kimball received her B.A. from OSU's School of Business and Technology in 1958. A dedicated volunteer throughout her life, she served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Education Fund, the OSU College of Business Council, and the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the Board of Directors of the Marin Ballet Association, the Branson School, and the Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital.

At the time she and Bill Kimball made the initial gift for the Dean's Chair, Sara said, "We feel there is no better investment in the future than education. We support education not only financially, but also as volunteers. Bill and I feel so strongly about the importance of education that we, and mainly I, want to say a huge 'thank you' to Oregon State. We hope this gift will be viewed as a leadership gift, and that many others will experience the enjoyment it gives Bill and me to be able to do this."

The Kimballs have made generous gifts to support several other programs at OSU as well.

Mitzi Montoya

Mitzi MontoyaIn 2015 Mitzi Montoya was named the successor of Ilene Kleinsorge as Sara Hart Kimball Dean's Chair in the College of Business. A profile about her is coming soon.







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