Judy Olian


Quinnipiac University

Judy D. Olian, PhD, has served as President of Quinnipiac University since July 2018, an institution with approximately 9000 undergraduate and graduate students, eight professional schools, a College of Arts and Sciences and 21 Division I athletic teams including the 2023 Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship Team! The University is progressing with cutting-edge program expansion for both traditional and adult learners, attracting diverse students and innovative corporate partnerships, engaging with community initiatives, and executing an ambitious set of capital projects. Among its distinctions is the Quinnipiac University Poll and graduates who achieve among the very best employment outcomes in the country. Before joining Quinnipiac, Olian served as dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and dean of the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University. Olian serves on or has been a member of Peking University Business School’s International Advisory Board, the Connecticut Workforce Council, BHEF (Business-Higher Education Forum), New Haven Promise, Hartford Healthcare Board of Directors, Catalyst, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, chair of the MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and co-chair of AdvanceCT, the economic development arm of the State of Connecticut. Olian serves on the corporate boards of Ares Management, L.P. United Therapeutics and Mattel, Inc.