Dean's Welcome

Interim Dean's Welcome


I want to welcome you to the UCCS College of Business! Our college offers an innovative, dynamic, and AACSB-accredited business program. In our college, you will find your fellow students deeply involved in cutting edge coursework, professional development opportunities like internships, and meaningful career opportunities outside the classroom such as business networking events and student business clubs or organizations. Our curriculum puts theory into practice, providing students with the confidence, skills, and experiences to launch successful futures and build rewarding careers.

The UCCS College of Business has a talented and energetic faculty who are dedicated to excellence in their instructional, research, and service responsibilities. Students benefit from personalized guidance by professors who possess real-world experience and whose intellectual contributions are changing the way we conceptualize and practice business. 

At the UCCS College of Business, we deliver a challenging but collaborative environment for students to pursue their career goals. We are so very pleased to welcome you to our college and campus!

Interim Dean Eric Olson


The Dwire Inquirer
  • August 2, 2019August 2019

    August 2019Fall 2019 is shaping up to be a fast-paced and exciting semester here on UCCS campus. We have several significant events in the upcoming weeks and we hope you can join us for some or all of these activities and celebrations. 

  • July 30, 2019July 2019

    July 2019In the College of Business, we are committed to aligning our academic offerings with the desires of our student body to ensure each student has the opportunity to pursue their dream career.

  • June 26, 2019June 2019

    June 2019Your experience and expertise serve as models of excellence for our students and we hope to keep you engaged with the college so that future generations of students will also benefit from your shared insights.

  • May 29, 2019May 2019

    Class of 2019It has truly been an honor to serve as your dean this past year and I thank you all for the opportunity to lead the UCCS College of Business.

  • April 19, 2019April 2019

    UCCSThe final weeks of the Spring 2019 semester are to be of transition and celebration.

  • March 28, 2019March 2019

    March 2019On June 30, 2019, I will be departing from my role as dean of the UCCS College of Business. It has been an honor to serve UCCS and the Colorado Springs community this past year, but family considerations require me to move elsewhere. I recently accepted the deanship for the Miller College of Business at Ball State University.

  • February 27, 2019February 2019

     Stephen P. Ferris, Dean, College of Business Wednesday, February 27, 2019This past week, I was able to attend the AACSB Deans Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The two-day event included deans and leaders from over 600 business schools across 50 different countries. The conference covered a variety of topics, with a thematic message of adaptation, open thinking, and innovation. I believe the UCCS College of Business can embody these themes to help deliver the future leaders of business.

  • January 25, 2019 January 2019
    Stephen P. Ferris, Dean, College of Business Friday, January 25, 2019I hope this message finds you refreshed and rested after the holiday season. As we begin a new year and a new semester, there is the familiar sense of possibility, growth, and development.
  • December 20, 2018 December 2018
    Photo of Mark Hawkins, Commencement speaker at Fall Graduation“Leadership is built on more than just believing in yourself. It’s about lifting others up and creating a multiplier effect in the process.”
  • November 20, 2018 November 2018
    Dean FerrisI want to extend my sincere gratitude for the energy, diligence, and commitment of our alumni, community partners, and friends of the UCCS College of Business during this holiday season!
  • October 16, 2018 October 2018
    UCCS Economic ForumIt is evident that the desire to increase the prominence and reputation of Colorado Springs is widely shared. I am so thrilled to work alongside you in advancing our city’s renown and influence.
  • September 20, 2018 September 2018
    UCCS College of Business Career Networking NightAs we prepared our calendars for an energetic month, I found myself reflecting on our core values and how evident they have been over the past few weeks.
  • August 22, 2018 August 2018
    UCCS College of Business Dwire HallThe 2018-19 academic year has now begun and we are very excited for what will be a fast-paced and eventful year.
  • July 6, 2018 July 2018
    Dean Ferris, College of BusinessI want to share with you my absolute delight for the opportunity to serve as your Dean of the College of Business here on the beautiful Colorado Springs campus.