Judy Olian, Quinnipiac's ninth president and Sara Longobardi, senior executive vice president of retail banking at People's United Bank, shared stories and tips from their careers to inspire more than 300 female professionals and students at the inaugural event sponsored by the People's United Center for Women & Business on Nov. 6.
President Olian's Background
Strategic and innovative leadership
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.
One of Quinnipiac’s newest Bobcats
Quinnipiac isn’t just a place where students earn their degrees — it’s an inclusive and diverse family of nearly 70,000 students, alumni, faculty and staff who work together to achieve great things.
Among this year’s incoming “class” are more than 2,000 students, professors and staff — including President Judy Olian.
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Shannon Cardoza ’19 and Ryan Cuttitta ’19 had the opportunity to spend a recent morning with their new president. They conversed candidly about Quinnipiac, sharing their experiences and highlighting issues important to them.
Connect with President Olian
Connect with President Olian
President Olian enjoys engaging with students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Quinnipiac community. She is deeply committed to Quinnipiac’s mission to nurture our students into becoming enlightened global citizens prepared for the careers of the 21st century. She encourages students to actively participate in this process and to help draft Quinnipiac’s legacy.Instagram @judyolian Twitter @judyolian