CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced four finalists for dean of the Leeds School of Business and invited the campus community to participate in public forums to be held in person and virtually.
The four finalists are:
- Sharon Alvarez, Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
- Kurt Dirks, director, Bauer Leadership Center, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
- Mark Ferguson, senior associate dean for academics and research, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
- Vijay Khatri, executive associate dean for strategy, innovation, and technologies, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington
Finalists will be on campus for interviews throughout March. Visit the Academic Affairs website to review the candidates’ bios and CVs and register for the campus forums, to be held in person and via Zoom.
Last May, Moore named Yonca Ertimur acting dean of the Leeds School, following the summer departure of Sharon Matusik. In August, he named Keith Molenaar, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, to chair the search advisory committee and engaged the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.
Moore thanked Molenaar, the search advisory committee and the consultants with Isaacson, Miller, for their combined efforts “that resulted in these extremely strong finalists.” Moore also thanked Ertimur for her continued leadership throughout her tenure as acting dean of the Leeds School.
Moore plans to name a permanent dean for the Leeds School in spring 2023.