Mary Margaret Holt, Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma is an award-winning educator whose leadership has gained recognition for OU’s School of Dance as one of the top three dance programs in the country. Holt’s professional training began with Ford Foundation grants leading to an apprenticeship with the San Francisco Ballet and studies at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, where she performed with the New York City Ballet. Holt performed soloist and principal roles with Houston Ballet for a decade prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma.
Mary Margaret Holt
Daniel Pullin, Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of the Michael F. Price College of Business, previously served as university vice president for strategic planning and economic development, and chairman of OU’s Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth. Pullin also served as vice president of strategy and business development for Home Interiors & Gifts following his tenure at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, and Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, a leading private equity fund. A licensed attorney, he earned undergraduate degrees in accounting and finance from OU, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a juris doctorate from OU.
Adrian Fung, Associate Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, has been recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year and profiled in Forbes and Fortune magazines as award-winning cellist and arts administrator. Mr. Fung leads the creation of the graduate arts management and entrepreneurship program. Producer and cellist of the Afiara Quartet, he also served as Vice President of Innovation at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He received his Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School and MBA from the University of Toronto.
Laku Chidambaram, Associate Dean, Academic Programs, held tenured faculty appointments at Indiana University and the University of Hawaii prior to joining Price College. As Director of the MIS Division, the program has been ranked among the Top 20 programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report four times. He has taught a variety of MIS courses and received several awards for teaching excellence. His research deals with the application of information technology to support distributed group work in organizations. His work has been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of MIS, and he co-edited Our Virtual World.
Max Weitzenhoffer, Chief Consultant, AME Program and Arts Incubation Lab, is an independent producer of New York and London theater productions and currently owns six theaters in the West End in London. He has been nominated numerous times for Tony Awards and has won for The Will Rogers Follies and Dracula on Broadway. Additionally, he has won Drama Critics Awards and an Olivier (Britain’s equivalent of a Tony Award). He is routinely named among the top 10 most important individuals in British theater by The Stage newspaper.
Tom Lumpkin, Director, Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; C. S. Trosper Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Lumpkin’s research and teaching interests include entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, and family business. He is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is a Co-Editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and serves on the editorial boards of five leading international journals.
Ron Bolen, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Sooner Launch Pad. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Ron Bolen founded and was Managing Director of da3co, an energy-focused merchant banking operation based in Houston, Texas. With over 19 years of experience in the energy sector, Bolen has 11 years direct experience in private equity investing. Bolen has served the energy sector in numerous capacities including law, investment banking, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Bolen holds a BBA in Finance as well as a Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma. He received a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Brian A. Britt, Associate Dean of Special Projects. Brian Britt has served communities and universities in Oklahoma and Texas as a band director and fine arts administrator for the past 31 years. Currently, Mr. Britt is the Associate Dean of Fine Arts, Director of Athletic Bands, and holds the Gene Braught Chair in Music at The University of Oklahoma. Mr. Britt conducts the OU Symphony Band and is the Director of “The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band.” As Associate Dean, Mr. Britt is responsible for special projects within the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.
Dr. Andrew Phelan
Dr. Andrew Phelan, OU School of Visual Arts Emeritus Director. In addition to having been a teacher and academic administrator, Andrew L. Phelan has written a dozen articles, organized thirteen exhibitions and written or edited ten books. He has been a consultant to several states and to the United Nations as well as to a Japanese educational and publishing company. Currently he serves as the Managing Member for Quail Creek Editions, LLC, a small publishing company. His biography has been included in Who’s Who in American Art for more than twenty-five years.