Message from the Interim Dean

Interim Dean Nick Williams signing his name on the final steel beam for the new Carl H. Lindner College of Business building.

Interim Dean Nick Williams signing his name on the final steel beam for the new Carl H. Lindner College of Business building.

It is an exciting time at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Of course, we are eager to move into our new building, scheduled to open next fall 2019. Targeted as LEED Gold, the building will be a stunning addition to an already amazing campus. Equally as important, the building will effectively transform what we offer our students, faculty, staff, alumni and business partners. We will have cutting-edge, interactive classrooms that will amplify student engagement and learning. Numerous team spaces will allow for collaboration among students, faculty and the corporate community — both in person and remotely.  

Together, our world-renowned faculty and outstanding staff are exploring ways to reinvent the student experience to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Year after year, we are excited by our amazing students and the success they continue to achieve during and after their college careers.

We are also developing inventive approaches to increase the awareness and impact of our scholarly endeavors and exploring innovative ways to increase engagement with our alumni, business partners and the Greater Cincinnati community.

It is important to acknowledge that so much of the momentum for our college was fostered under the tremendous leadership of former Dean David Szymanski, who left the University of Cincinnati after eight years as dean to join the University of North Florida as president. 

Finally, we are excited about the many opportunities there are for the college to collaborate with President Neville Pinto’s Next Lives Here strategic direction. The University of Cincinnati is committed to helping lead other urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact, and we are excited to partner in this vision.

As interim dean, I am proud to be leading Cincinnati’s extraordinary college of business and am looking forward to connecting with our alumni, partners and supporters over the coming year.

Nicolas Williams, PhD
Interim Dean