Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Don Oest

Lecturer • Center for Education on Social Responsibility

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Don has been teaching at the University of Colorado - Boulder since Fall 2008. He has taught the Introduction To Business (BCOR 1010) and Corporate Applications Of Social Responsibility (BCOR 3010) in the Leeds CESR program. Don has also taught an Excel Lab (BADM 2010), taught in the Business Residential Academic Program (RAP) since Fall 2011 and has been a guest lecturer in several Leeds Business School management courses. Don has an Associate Degree in Computer Science from SUNY – Farmingdale, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College and a MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Don is currently an IBM executive with over 35 years of business experience in various management, operational and leadership positions. He has served on the INROADS/Colorado Inc. Board of Directors, Junior Achievement/Rocky Mountain Inc. Board of Directors, and is a past board chair of the Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA. Don has recently become a board member of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce.

Don was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and now lives with his wife Cathy, who also works for IBM, in Longmont, CO and they have a daughter, Kimberly, who graduated from Colorado State University. Don’s hobbies include sporting events, golf and reading.

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