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About Quinnipiac

Leadership

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

President Judy 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

President’s Management Committee

Tom Ellett, PhD
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Debra J. Liebowitz, PhD
Provost

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

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

Greg Amodio, MS
Director of Athletics

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

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

Debra J. Liebowitz, PhD
Provost

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

Board of Trustees

Officers

Arthur H. Rice ’73, Esq.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Of Counsel, Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A.

Carlton L. Highsmith
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Founder, Specialized Packaging Group

David R. Nelson ’81
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
CEO and President, Veterans Accountable Care Group
President, Inovacus, LLC

Barbara M. Beever ’81
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Former Physical Therapist, Hartford Hospital

 

Public Members

John C. Abella ’83
Executive Vice President, DDI Leasing Inc.
Cofounder and Owner, DDI Leasing of New England
Cofounder and Owner, BR Associates

Brett M. Amendola ’91
Managing Partner, Aegis Wealth Partners

Patrick Charmel ’81
President and CEO, Griffin Hospital

David W. Keiser
Former President, COO and Director, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Marybeth L. Noonan ’82
Co-Owner/Operator, Global Wine Importers
Founder of a fiberoptic company

Peter Novak
General Agent, Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Service Co.

Lynne Pantalena, JD ’85
Managing Director, Bank of America Private Bank

B. Waring Partridge
CEO, Antilles Financial Services Group, LLC

William T. Platt ’78
Former Deputy Managing Partner of Professional Practice and Retired Deputy Chief Quality Officer, Deloitte & Touche

Robert Potter ’91
Chief Revenue Officer
Verodin

Charles “Chuck” Saia, Jr. ’91, MBA ’94
Global Data Insights Business Leader
Deloitte LLP

Christian Sauska Sr.
President and CEO, Light Sources Inc. (Orange, Connecticut)
President and CEO, LightTech Ltd. (Budapest, Hungary)

Richard A. Silver, Esq.
Senior Partner, Silver Golub & Teitell

Brian Spears, JD '92
Chief Information Officer
Procter and Gamble Company

Jeffrey Tengel
President, People’s United

William C. Weldon ’71
Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Michael Zavodsky ’06
Chief Business Officer, Detroit Pistons