UCLA Anderson School Appoints New Associate Dean of Executive Education Programs

UCLA Anderson School Appoints New Associate Dean of Executive Education Programs

Interim Dean Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., begins his appointment on July 1, 2018 upon the departure of Judy D. Olian

LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2018) -UCLA Anderson School of Management has appointed Donna Sharp as associate dean of the school's Office of Executive Education programs. Sharp, who brings more than 20 years of business education experience to UCLA Anderson, most recently served as executive director and interim associate dean of Executive Education for Columbia Business School in New York. Prior to her Columbia appointment, she was the director of Executive Education and Human Capital Development at Cornell University's ILR School and previously served as executive director of the World Trade Institute of Pace University in New York.

"I am delighted to welcome Donna Sharp, whose experience and leadership will be of great value to take Anderson's Executive Education 'Into the Next'," said Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., senior associate dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "She is a consummate professional with a proven record of accomplishment whose leadership skills will be a great asset to our program."

Sharp called UCLA Anderson Executive Education a highly respected brand and said the program has potential for significant growth, based on UCLA's global reputation and the excellence of UCLA Anderson's faculty.

"There is a growing demand for high-quality university-based executive education that is designed to fuel individual and organizational performance," said Sharp. "By leveraging Anderson's faculty expertise and advancing innovative approaches in executive education programming, we are uniquely qualified to support the individual and organizational development that is required to meet the disruptive challenges faced in today's marketplace and workplace."

In addition to her experience in executive education, Sharp brings important strategic, financial and operational management skills to this position. She is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including UNICON (a global consortium of business school-based organizations), the Fashion Institute of Technology, Women in International Trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. State Department and World Bank, among others. She has received numerous awards, including Woman of the Year from the Journal of Commerce, the Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Service Award from the Manhattan International Development Corporation. She has also served as New York State Committeewoman for the 64th Assembly District in Manhattan.

Sharp received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from Fordham University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.

About UCLA Anderson Executive Education
UCLA Anderson Executive Education offers leadership and management development solutions for organizations and individuals, meeting its clients on campus or wherever they are in the world: online, on the go and on demand. Incorporating the most recent innovations in management education and technology, each program delivers high-impact insights on global management, leadership and strategic thinking - invaluable tools in today's fast-evolving digital economy. Custom programs are tailored to meet organizations' unique business objectives, while intensive open enrollment certificate programs host nearly 2,000 individual executives, managers and other professionals annually from some 50 countries. The cornerstone of all UCLA Anderson Executive Education's programming is UCLA Anderson's acclaimed faculty, which includes some of the most outstanding educators and researchers from the academic and business worlds.

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