Recently, the University of Denver announced the election of Dr. Elrie LaBrent Chrite as the new dean of the Daniels College of Business. The school undertook an extensive nine-month search in cooperation with international search firm Korn Ferry to locate a leader of Dr. Chrite’s caliber. The new dean possesses more than two decades of institutional leadership experience and most recently served as dean and professor of management and international business at Montclair State University in New Jersey. In this position, he focused on modernizing the business curriculum at the school to prepare students for the competitive job market. His programming led to a 40 percent increase in graduate enrollment, as well as global partnerships with other schools. In addition, he instituted a new executive MBA program and established a Center for Entrepreneurship.
Before assuming his duties at Montclair, Dr. Chrite worked at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona as associate dean and Gemelli faculty fellow. In addition, he functioned as the assistant dean for global development at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.
Dr. Chrite will assume his duties at Daniels in August 2014.