Mammel Hall – Dr. Lynn Harland, associate dean and professor of management of UNO’s College of Business Administration, will serve as interim dean of UNO’s College of Business Administration, when Dean Louis Pol steps away from serving as Dean in August 2019.
“I have had the privilege of leading UNO’s College of Business Administration for 17 years. Supporting generations of future business leaders and watching our students, faculty, and staff grow were some of the greatest privileges of my life,” says Pol. “I will always love UNO’s business school and my experiences as dean have made me feel so fulfilled as I step into my next adventure.”
Harland has served the business college as a professor of management since 1989 and was named associate dean in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
“Dr. Harland is a talented and foundational member of UNO’s business college. She will serve UNO CBA with passion, intelligence, and drive,” says Pol. “I feel very glad that I am passing off my role to such an accomplished and invaluable individual.”
Harland teaches leadership, organizational behavior, and collaboration in UNO’s MBA and Executive MBA programs as well as in the college’s executive education programs. Through her MBA capstone courses, she has supervised over 100 service-learning consulting projects for local nonprofits and startups.
Active in the community, Harland is a graduate of Leadership Omaha and has served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Council for the last nine years. She currently serves as Board Secretary.
As the director of outreach for UNO’s Center for Collaboration Science, Harland facilitates strategic planning and focus group sessions for businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities.
She will bring her research in leadership, workplace fun, team effectiveness, and employee resilience to her new role.
“I am honored to serve UNO’s College of Business Administration in the role of Interim Dean and I am delighted to serve on the search committee that will help identify the best candidates for the permanent UNO CBA dean position,” said Harland. “UNO CBA’s dedicated faculty and staff transform the lives of our students and other stakeholders every day through their hard work and passion for making a difference through their teaching, research, and service. I fell in love with this university when I joined it thirty years ago as an assistant professor and it has been a privilege to be part of an organization focused so intently on strengthening our community, state, nation, and the world."
Harland will assume interim deanship on August 15 pending approval by the Board of Regents.