Ronda Credille, Ph.D.
Bolivar, MO 65613
Education and professional background: Credille received a B.S. in Business Administration from Southwest Baptist College, an M.B.A. from Drury College and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. Prior to coming to SBU, Credille worked in retailing, banking and insurance sales. Credille began teaching at SBU in 1990 and teaches courses in the areas of management, retailing, marketing, international business, professional selling and market research. Her main area of research interest is free market economics, particularly the Austrian school of thought.
Family: Credille is married to her husband, John, who serves as the Registrar at SBU. They have two grown daughters who are both SBU graduates.
Why did you choose to teach at SBU? “John and I are strong proponents of providing higher education based on a Christian worldview. It is a great honor to return to one’s alma mater as a faculty member.”
What sets SBU apart from other universities? “Many of our faculty members are alumni of SBU. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in the quality of education this institution offers and the atmosphere in which it is offered. Our faculty is genuinely interested in the success of our students—not just academically and vocationally, but spiritually, socially and emotionally.”
What advice do you have for prospective students? “Commit to learning everything you can from your professors and other campus leaders. A college diploma is not just a “union card” that entitles you to a job when you graduate. Develop a desire to learn in the pursuit of becoming all God intends for you to be. Participate in campus activities and you will enrich your college experience tremendously. Find occasions to develop and practice leadership skills. Campus organizations provide great opportunities for developing competencies that will be beneficial in your future career."
What is your favorite thing to do in Bolivar/Southwest Missouri? “Go to Dunnegan Park. Our relatively small town has a wonderful treasure in that lovely park. Whether I walk, bike, swing or picnic, Dunnegan Park is a pleasant place to be.”