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Dr. David Olive



B.S. Business Management, Tennessee Technological University
Doctorate Jurisprudence, University of Tennessee
M.Div, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


David accepted the call to become the ninth president of Bluefield University in July 2007. He is a native of Maryville, Tennessee, and the son of a retired Baptist minister. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management at Tennessee Technological University, his Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Tennessee College of Law, and his Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kathryn and David have been married 31 years and are proud parents of their adult children Kayla and Will. He chairs the Appalachian Athletic Conference, is a member on the Council of Presidents of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics,  serves on the executive committees for the Virginia College Fund, and is on the GO Virginia Region One Council. He is past chair of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia, the International Association of Baptist Colleges & Universities, and the Appalachian College Association. David is also a member of the Rotary Club of Bluefield, West Virginia.

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