Carroll University Names Tim Sullivan Dean of Business School

October 4, 2023
Photo courtesy of Carroll University Tim Sullivan, Dean of Carroll University School of Business

Carroll University has appointed Tim Sullivan as the new Dean of its School of Business beginning October 9. Sullivan is best known as the former CEO of Bucyrus International Inc. and Gardner Denver, Inc. He is currently the chairman of BitFire, Inc. and Bandit Productions of Phoenix, Arizona.

In his new role, the university stated that he will focus on building strong relationships with various partners in the business community and will be a public spokesperson for the growth of market-driven programs with a global focus. 

Sullivan is an alumnus of Carroll, earning his bachelor of science degree in business administration, and was honored as the University’s 2021 P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for his service to Carroll. He served on the University’s board of trustees for nine years and led a $53 million fundraising campaign that funded the campus’s Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories building, the first new academic building built on the campus in 50 years. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Sullivan back to the Carroll family in this new way. As an alumnus from the Class of 1975 and former trustee, Mr. Sullivan is familiar with our strategic initiatives,” said Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University. “His business connections and vast experience will be invaluable to our students and our School of Business will benefit from his leadership and guidance.”

Sullivan said, “I am very excited about this new role. It represents the culmination of my lifelong commitment to Carroll and my professional endeavors, allowing me to provide leadership to one of Carroll’s strategic initiatives, to elevate the prominence of the School of Business and to have the opportunity to share the professional expertise I have cultivated over my professional career with the next generation of business leaders graduating from Carroll University.”

The Carroll University School of Business currently offers majors in accounting, business administration, business economics, finance, health care administration, management and leadership, and marketing, as well as an MBA program. The school’s website emphasizes fast-track programs that allow students to complete both an undergraduate degree and MBA in four years. It also has options to finish some bachelor’s degrees in as little as three years.