UCLA dean named 9th president of Quinnipiac University


HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A dean from UCLA has been appointed the next president of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

Judy Olian, who currently serves as dean of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, will become Quinnipiac’s first female president when she takes over from John Lahey, who will retire at the end of June.

Lahey has led the school since 1987 as it grew from a small college into a university of nearly 10,000 students on three campuses.

Olian’s appointment was announced Monday by William Weldon, the chairman of the private school’s Board of Trustees, nine months after it launched a nationwide search.

In addition to her academic duties directing UCLA’s graduate business school, Olien also has written a weekly syndicated newspaper column and hosted a monthly television show on current topics in business.

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