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University Leadership

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Overview

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

President’s Management Committee

Tom Ellett, PhD
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Daryl Richard, BA
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Donald C. Sawyer III, PhD
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Sociology

Todd Sloan, BS
Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Elicia Pegues Spearman, JD
General Counsel and Vice President for Human Resources

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

Bethany Zemba, EdD
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Academic Deans

Academic Deans

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD
Dean of the School of Law

Janelle Chiasera, PhD
Dean of the School of Health Sciences

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

Justin Kile, PhD
Dean of the School of Engineering

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

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

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

Chris Roush, MS
Dean of the School of Communications

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

Leadership Council

Leadership Council

Greg Amodio, MS
Director of Athletics

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD
Dean of the School of Law

Joseph Carmen, MS
Interim Assistant Vice President for QU Online

Janelle Chiasera, PhD
Dean of the School of Health Sciences

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

Monique Drucker, EdD
Vice President and Dean of Students

Tom Ellett, PhD
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Salvatore Filardi, MBA
Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning

Justin Kile, PhD
Dean of the School of Engineering

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

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

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

Daryl Richard, BA
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Chris Roush, MS
Dean of the School of Communications

Donald C. Sawyer III, PhD
Vice President of Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Sociology

Todd Sloan, BS
Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

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

Elicia Pegues Spearman, JD
General Counsel and Vice President for Human Resources

W. Eric Sykes, MS
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Fred Tarca, MS
Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer

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

Bethany Zemba, EdD
Vice President and Chief of Staff

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