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University Leadership

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The mission, strategy and operations of Quinnipiac University are led by a highly qualified team – including the president, the president’s management committee, academic deans, leadership council and the Board of Trustees.

President Judy D. Olian

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President Judy D. Olian

President Olian is widely recognized as an innovative leader in higher education. She became Quinnipiac University’s 9th president in July 2018. 

Prior to joining Quinnipiac, she served as dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and John E. Anderson Chair in Management for 12 years. Her tenure at UCLA was highlighted by bold achievements. Under her leadership, more than 60% of Anderson’s faculty were hired, she expanded the school’s prestigious Board of Visitors, directed the launch of four research centers, and led fundraising efforts that generated over $450 million for student and faculty support, innovative programming, and capital improvements. Before serving at UCLA Anderson, she was dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Before that, Olian served as a professor and senior associate dean at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Olian has a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and MSc and PhD degrees in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Meet the president

Management Committee

Academic Deans

Leadership Council

Leadership Council

Greg Amodio, MS
Director of Athletics and Recreation

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Joseph Carmen, MS
Interim Vice President for QU Online

Janelle Chiasera, PhD
Dean, School of Health Sciences

Monique Drucker, Ed.D.
Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

Anne M. Dichele, EdM, PhD
Dean, School of Education

Salvatore Filardi, MBA
Vice President, Facilities and Capital Planning

Justin Kile, PhD
Dean, School of Engineering

Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD
Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Lisa G. O’Connor, MSN, EdD
Dean, School of Nursing

Matthew L. O’Connor, PhD
Dean, School of Business

Daryl Richard, BA
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Chris Roush, MS
Dean, School of Communications

Donald C. Sawyer, III, PhD
Vice President of Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer

Brad Saxton, JD
Interim Dean, School of Law

Todd Sloan, BS
Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs

Robert A. Smart, PhD
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Anna Spragg, MSOL
Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Total Rewards

W. Eric Sykes, MS
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Fred Tarca, MS
Chief Information and Technology Officer

Mark Varholak, MBA
Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Bethany Zemba, EdD
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Annalisa Zinn, PhD, MBA
Vice President for Academic Innovation/Effectiveness