Boyd will begin her tenure at the University of Denver July 1

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Naomi Boyd

The University of Denver has appointed Naomi Boyd as the 24th dean of the Daniels College of Business. Boyd succeeds Vivek Choudhury and begins her new role July 1.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to have the opportunity to lead the Daniels College of Business during such a pivotal time in higher education,” Boyd said. “I look forward to getting to know the DU community in the coming months. Together, we will harness our collective strengths to elevate the Daniels College of Business to even higher levels, while creating a future trajectory that will change the lives of our students and impact the world in meaningful and powerful ways.”

Boyd previously served as dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. During her tenure, five new centers and multiple corporate partnerships were established; research expenditures grew by a factor of eight; enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels were substantially increased; and programs were developed that offered students opportunities to engage in real-world, year-round projects. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, regulatory reform, fiscal management, programmatic development and leadership.

“We are excited to welcome Dean Boyd to the Daniels community,” said Dan Baack, a professor of marketing and co-chair of the search committee. “Her passion for faculty, staff and—most importantly—students rang clear throughout her campus visit. Her successes as a dean, associate dean, department chair, and faculty member, coupled with her understanding of the complexities of business education, impressed us.”

Prior to her time at VCU, Boyd served as associate dean of West Virginia University’s Chambers College of Business, where she was the long-serving chair of its finance department. Her academic research focuses on structural changes in markets and/or processes and the impact those changes have on the underlying microstructure.

She earned a PhD from George Washington University, an MBA in finance from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.