Directory Profile

Dr. David Olive

College President


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 College 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 24 years and are proud parents of Kayla, a junior in college, and Will, a sophomore in high school. He chairs the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia, is chair and president of the International Association of Baptist Colleges & Universities is on the executive committees for the Virginia College Fund, and the Appalachian College Association, and is on the board of directors for the Mid-South Conference and the Appalachian Athletic Conference. David is also a member of the Rotary Club of Bluefield, West Virginia, and participates as a member of the Jenzabar President’s Advisory Council.

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