President’s Office names next chief of staff 

  Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:15 AM
  Alumni, People and Society, News

Pittsburg, KS

Katie George

Katie George has been named the next chief of staff in the President’s Office, succeeding Jaime Dalton, who soon will move to the Office of Career Services as its director. 

Since 2017, George has been the director of development for the College of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Technology in May 2015.  

As a student, she was very involved on campus and recalls interacting with President Steve Scott as a member of Ambassadors, as a Homecoming queen candidate, and when giving campus tours. 

“I feel really honored to have even been considered for this position,” she said. “It still feels surreal.” 

In her role in the Office of Development, she cultivated relationships with alumni, constituents, and corporate professionals; planned, coordinated, and executed visits and recognition events; and worked closely with deans, department chairs, and faculty — all experiences that will be valuable in her new role as chief of staff.  

She anticipates completing a Master of Science in Human Resource Development with an emphasis in leadership and organization development next May. 

“Katie has quickly proven to be a talented and passionate ambassador for Pitt State in her work as a development officer. I'm confident she'll bring a high level of energy, outstanding organizational skills, and love of Pittsburg State to this important role,” Scott said. “I am looking forward to working alongside her to advance the university.” 

George also has worked as an integrated marketing manager for Boelte-Hall in Roeland Park, Kansas, and has been a leader in her sorority. She volunteers at The Lord’s Diner and has helped with the United Way Day of Action. She is a native of Mound City, Kansas, but considers Pittsburg “home.” 

“My parents, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins all attended Pitt State. We are a Gorilla family,” said George. “I’ve always felt like Pittsburg and Pitt State are home away from home — even as a student. You roll into the city limits and you just breath a big sigh of comfort. It’s exciting to see how the campus and community have continued to develop since I graduated, I’m happy to be a part of it, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter.” 

George will start her duties on Aug. 8.