Dr. Katrina Stark has served a number of leadership roles in her decade at the university, including chair of the faculty. She is an advocate for both faculty and students. She serves as coordinator of the MS in Organizational Leadership – Management program. She teaches courses in management and business administration, extending learning beyond the classroom through mentorship of student-run businesses.
Her students currently operate a food bank, an Argo spirit-wear shop, a professional clothing closet, and an annual Kids Night Out event with Whittier Elementary School, a school in an economically challenged neighborhood. The project-based approach has yielded rich dividends academically, and has even resulted in a course on entrepreneurship.
Before her academic career, Stark operated a calligraphy studio and served as a Girl Scout professional—director of membership and training—across the state. Dr. Stark volunteers for the AWANA program at her church. She grew up on the water in Florida, was a college athlete (fencing), and now plays and referees ice hockey.
BA, Scripps College
MS, Troy University
DM, University of Phoenix
“It seems to me a little thing to give money, even for a great purpose. But to give of ourselves—the work of our hands, the coinage of our brains, the sympathy of our hearts, the riches of our experiences in joy and sorrow, the beauty of our lives, in all good fellowship—ah, this is grand!”
-Ellen Browning Scripps, 1914, founder of Scripps College