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Felicenne H. Ramey

Felicenne H. Ramey is Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Business Administration (CBA), California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).  She served in the CBA as Dean; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research and Chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior and Environment. She was also Special Assistant and Legal Counsel to the President of CSUS.  During the 1992-93 academic year, she held an American Council on Education (ACE) fellowship at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Later, she took on the role of Assistant Chancellor at UCSC. She also served as Executive Officer at the University of California, Davis (1994-1996).

In addition to her administrative and teaching roles, Professor Ramey maintained a robust publishing record. She published articles in the areas of consumer bankruptcy, minority affairs, business law, affirmative action, biological sciences, women in management, and international issues in business.  Her latest research publications have been on women as administrators in higher education with a particular emphasis on African American women.

Professor Ramey is a writer, curator and photographer who received many awards for her leadership and innovation including the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business Award;” the Distinguished Faculty Award and Order of the Hornet Award (CSUS Alumni Association); California National Organization for Women Educator of the Year Award and the Saturn Corporation Leadership Award.  She was CEO of EbonArt, a business that specialized in art from the African Diaspora (2007-2009). Professor Ramey’s passion for art is apparent in her curation of 14 exhibitions at universities and art galleries throughout the United States. This is a labor of love she continues to do today. Since her retirement, she self-published two books and is working on a third: Senior African-Americans and Great-Grand Parents. Professor Ramey has served on fifteen different boards of directors in the healthcare, art, business, and higher education industries. Presently she serves on four boards and was recently appointed to the President’s Advisory Council at Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA.  Her husband, the late Melvin R. Ramey was Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis.  She has two adult children and three grandchildren. Her hobbies include the arts, playing Bridge, golfing, walking, photography, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.