Senior Associate Dean Manuel Laguna of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been appointed interim dean effective Nov. 1.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Stein Sture announced the appointment of Laguna today.
"Manuel Laguna has the background and experience to guide the Leeds School in the coming months," Sture said. "I have full confidence in his capabilities to assume the responsibilities of dean."
Laguna will assume the position of Dennis Ahlburg, who has accepted the presidency of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
"I am pleased to be taking over from Dennis Ahlburg who has done so much to position the Leeds School for success going forward," said Laguna.
The Media One Professor of Management Science, Laguna joined the faculty of the Leeds School in 1991, after one year as a U S West Postdoctoral Fellow. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in operations research and industrial engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
Prior to serving as associate dean, Laguna held the chair of the Systems Division at the Leeds School. Laguna will serve as interim dean while the university launches a search to fill the permanent position.