A Strong Team, A United Front
Leadership at Daemen draws on a team commitment to ensure that the various dimensions of the university work harmoniously. Our diversity is what unites us.
President Gary A. Olson is at the helm of Daemen University, fostering strong leadership that spreads institutional direction, guidance and standards among both a Board of Trustees and the President’s Cabinet.
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University – ultimately responsible for all activities. He is charged with general supervision of everything that concerns the University, and has authority to approve the selection and employment of staff and faculty.
The Daemen Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for the University, and gives the President authority to conduct day-to-day operations. In conjunction with the President and Cabinet, the Board of Trustees approves the direction of the University.
A university with such a rich storehouse of opportunities demands seasoned leadership, innovative vision, and time-tested discipline. Key attributes aimed for within Daemen’s student body – affective awareness, moral and ethical discernment, the ability to deal effectively with change – must trickle down from the school’s executive, professional and educational leadership.
Indeed, intellectual and civic leadership at Daemen University is a valued life skill that’s woven into the fabric of the academic culture here. Daemen takes pride in offering an impressive range of leadership opportunities to our students – from Student Alumni Ambassadors to Peer Mentors, Learning Center Coaches to Admissions Tour Guides, and Career Peer Coaches. These and other opportunities help students gain practical exposure to program planning, delegation, motivation of personnel, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other characteristics of effective leadership.
We’re in an increasingly global environment today. New media, new technologies and social changes are occurring at warp speed. That’s why it’s more crucial than ever before that Daemen University is guided by outstanding leadership – in those who guide its future, and in those who are its future.