Judy D. Olian, PhD, became president of Quinnipiac University 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. Under her leadership, UCLA Anderson hired a record number of faculty, expanded its prestigious Board of Visitors, and raised more than $450 million for students and faculty support, innovative programming and capital improvements.
Before UCLA, Olian was dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University, and professor and senior associate dean at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She also served as the chairman of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier business accrediting and management thought leadership organization in the world.
Widely published in journals on human resource management, top management team composition, and the business alignment of management systems, Olian wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column and hosted a monthly television show on current topics in business. She is a sought‐after speaker and has consulted for major corporations. She serves on the boards of United Therapeutics, Ares Management and Mattel Corporation, on the advisory board of Catalyst, and as a member of the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF).
Olian has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a master’s and PhD in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A native of Australia, she is married to Peter Liberti.