Judy D. Olian selected as 9th president of Quinnipiac University

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udy D. Olian, dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, has been selected the university’s ninth president. The announcement was made by Board of Trustees Chairman William Weldon ’71 following the board’s vote on Monday, January 29. 

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“Quinnipiac sought a visionary leader energized by the opportunity of leading our university at a pivotal moment in its history. That leader is Judy Olian,” said Weldon, who also served as chairman of the search committee. 

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“The opportunity to lead Quinnipiac University is especially gratifying,” Olian said. “Quinnipiac achieves strong alignment between learning and market needs and impacts a broad mix of students and professionals through life-changing development and career opportunities. Quinnipiac is a very nimble, bold and creative institution. I believe that Quinnipiac can be a model for higher education, preparing young people and professionals for work, life and citizenry in the 21st century.”

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“Judy’s impact has been felt across the university. She is a global thinker, advancing the campus’s global strategic priorities alongside Anderson’s expanding international footprint,” Waugh said. “She served for 10 years as chair of UCLA’s Council of Professional School Deans, is a member of the board of UCLA’s Technology Development Group, and was involved in many campus-wide strategic initiatives, committees and advisory groups. She is also a close friend to many of us on the UCLA leadership team.”

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