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Providing Guidance and Direction

Leadership Team

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Dean Laura Dunham

Dr. Laura Dunham was appointed the dean of Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in 2022. An entrepreneurial thought leader, she has spent the last 20 years of her career at St. Thomas and served most recently as the associate dean of Opus' Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. During her tenure, the Schulze School went from unranked to No. 18 on the Princeton Review's list of undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, as well as becoming the top Catholic undergraduate program in the nation and Minnesota's No. 1 undergraduate program. As dean, she continues building on Opus' foundation of excellence.

Meet the dean

The leadership team at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas is committed to advancing the mission of the college - to develop effective, principled business leaders who think globally, act ethically and create enduring value for society.

This diverse team of deans, faculty chairs and advisory board members work together to set effective strategies and build a culture that inspires excellence and innovation among our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Meet the Deans

Danielle Ailts Campeau headshot

Danielle Ailts Campeau

Associate Dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

With 15 years of experience in industry and academia, Danielle Campeau is a scholar-practitioner committed to bringing industry experience to the classroom and providing experiential learning opportunities that advance the entrepreneurial mindset. Her research interests include application of the lean startup methodology, the firm creation process, entrepreneurship education and training, and rural entrepreneurship.

Tiffany Cork

Tiffany Cork

Assistant Dean of Enrollment, Retention and Student Experience

Tiffany Cork joined the University of St. Thomas in 2012 and has held leadership roles in MBA Admissions, most recently serving as the senior director of graduate business recruiting and admissions at the Opus College. During her tenure, she has successfully implemented strategic initiatives such as launching a new CRM system and developing innovative lead nurturing programs.

Mark Narayan

Mark Narayan

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

With extensive experience in DEIB efforts across various sectors, Mark Narayan has played a crucial role in integrating DEIB initiatives into organizational frameworks. He is currently the executive director of Mark Narayan Consulting and previously served eight years at St. Thomas in the undergraduate admission office, where he received the Diversity Leadership Staff Award in 2009.

John Olson

John Olson

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Innovation

John Olson joined the Opus College of Business in 2005, bringing with him a growth mindset that has driven his career. Throughout his tenure, he has held various leadership roles and made significant contributions to program development within the college and across the university, including shaping and advancing programs such as business analytics and supply chain management.

John Olson
Associate Dean in the Opus College of Business  Janine Sanders Jones

Janine Sanders Jones

Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence

Janine Sanders Jones leads the course and curriculum planning and development, assessment and accreditation for the college. She is also responsible for the hiring, development and evaluation of faculty. She previously served as the associate dean of academics for Dougherty Family College (DFC) and an associate professor in operations and supply chain management at the Opus College.

Janine Sanders Jones

Academic Department Chairs

Leadership Staff Team

Strategic Board of Advisors

Tony Brausen - Chair

Finance Executive (retired)

Jeanine Bassett

Marketing Executive (retired)

Gregory Cash

President and CEO, Argent International

Andy Cerio

Managing Director: Global Engineering Experience, JPMorgan Chase

Philip Ebeling

Chief Operating Officer, Inspire Medical Systems

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Chief Talent Officer and SVP, Optum

Cedric Garrigues

Global Head of Corporate Strategy, Cargill

Robert Goodsell

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Amelia Hardy

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Best Buy

Jasmine Jirele

President and CEO, Allianz Life

Erica Koenig

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, SPS Commerce

Vickie Larson

Vice President, Program Management, Boston Scientific

Bruce Moberg

Commercial Strategy & Policy Executive (retired)

Shari Mohabir

Vice President of Healthcare, RGP

Michael Moore

President, U.S. Personal Care, Chief Retail Officer, Harry's, Inc.

Milena Oliveria

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Carrier

Rick Penn

Board Member and Former CEO

Claire Powell

Global Strategic Partnerships at Beeline Group

Jill Putman

Board Member and Former CFO, Jamf

Lisa Shannon

President and CEO, Allina Health

Kristy Simmons

VP of Quality and Portfolio Management, Medtronic

Jay Trumbower

Chief Executive Officer, Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C.