Eric Olson, director, Sports Management Program and professor of marketing, College of Business, will serve as interim dean while a permanent dean search is conducted.
A longtime College of Business faculty member will serve as interim dean beginning July 1.
Eric Olson, director, Sports Management Program and professor of marketing, College of Business, will serve as interim dean while a permanent dean search is conducted. Tom Christensen, provost-elect, announced the appointment May 18."I am confident that Eric will be able to build on the solid foundation created under former Dean Reddy," Christensen wrote. "A variety of issues, including budget, revision of promotion and tenure criteria and the further development and refinement of excellent educational opportunities for students are among the issues that will be need to be addressed during this transitional year."
Olson replaces Cathy Claiborne, professor, College of Business. Claiborne was named interim dean Feb. 16 following the appointment of former dean Venkat Reddy as interim chancellor. Reddy was named chancellor May 8. Claiborne will retire June 30.
Since 2007, Olson has led the Sport Management Program in the College of Business. Previously, he served as associate dean, department chair and as a professor. He joined the College of Business in 1992 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1998, and professor in 2001. Prior to joining UCCS, he served as an instructor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Bassist College, Portland, Oregon.