Osborne joins Campbell Business as Business Administration Department chair

Dr. Michelle Osborne has been named department chair of business administration for the Lundy-Fettreman School of Business and associate professor, Dean Kevin O’Mara announced this week. Osborne fills the role formerly held by Dr. Yu-Mong Hsiao, who retired this spring. 

“We are excited to have Dr. Osborne join our faculty, full-time,” said Dean O’Mara. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from both the private and public sectors. Her unique expertise will be an invaluable addition and undoubtedly impact the learning experience of our undergraduate and graduate students. We already know Dr. Osborne is an outstanding teacher and colleague. We are all looking forward to working with her as she imprints her own mark on our programs.”

Before making the decision to return to Campbell University, Osborne spent 25 years immersed in the insurance industry. She has held many positions ranging from founder and CEO to sales manager, to most recently chief deputy insurance commissioner for the North Carolina Department of Insurance. 

“Michelle has been a tireless advocate and voice for our department, and with the insurance industry and consumers. We will continue to rely on her expertise,” Commissioner Mike Causey said. “We wish to thank her for her service and are excited for this next step in her career.”

Osborne, a Campbell MBA graduate, previously taught for the School of Business and worked as an adjunct professor at NC State and at North Carolina Wesleyan University.

“It has been an honor to serve with Commissioner Causey as Chief Deputy Commissioner,” Dr. Osborne stated. “I am also thankful to Dean O’Mara, for it is an honor to now be a part of the faculty of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business; This has been a long-time dream of mine, as it feels like I am finally coming home.”

“In addition, I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as Chair, recognizing that I will never be able to replace our esteemed Dr. Hsiao. Truly, my desire is to be a servant-leader in whatever capacity I serve.”