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
Judy Olian begins tenure as president
Judy Olian became the 9th president of Quinnipiac University on July 1, 2018. She joins Quinnipiac after serving for 12 years as the dean and John E. Anderson Chair of Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Before UCLA, she served more than 5 years as dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to that, she was a professor and senior associate dean at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
During her time at UCLA, more than half of Anderson’s current faculty were hired, bringing outstanding new scholars and content into the research and teaching programs. She oversaw the launch of 4 new research centers, the social impact initiative and the Anderson Venture Accelerator. She also introduced and expanded degree programs. Hybrid course work combining online and face-to-face learning became part of the school’s portfolio, and gender diversity among faculty and students increased significantly.
Olian holds a BA in psychology from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and MSc and PhD degrees in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Over the course of her academic career, Olian has been widely published in journals on human resource management, top management team composition and the business alignment of management systems.
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