Karl Einolf, Ph.D., Appointed Next President of Indiana Tech
Karl W. Einolf, Ph.D., dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business, has been named the ninth president of Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind. The appointment was announced today by the Indiana Tech Board of Trustees and becomes effective on July 1, 2017.
Einolf has served as dean of the Bolte School of Business since July 2012. He also served as acting president of the university from February to June 2016.
During his tenure as dean, the Bolte School of Business successfully reaffirmed its accreditation with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE); developed new international programs in Russia, China, and India; increased donations to improve academic facilities; created student scholarships; supported faculty development; and developed new and innovative academic curricula in its traditional, adult accelerated, and graduate programs. As acting president this spring, Dr. Einolf’s leadership successfully moved the Mount forward during a challenging period for the university.
Einolf joined Mount St. Mary’s in 1998 as an assistant professor of business. Since that time, he has served as an associate professor (2004-2010) and professor (2010-present); director of the university’s honors program (2003-2009); director of the Florence study abroad program (2009-2010); and director of the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism (2010-2012).
“Karl Einolf is as Mount as they come—he has given more than 18 years of service to the university and to thousands of students who have studied with him,” said Mount St. Mary’s University Interim President Tim Trainor. “His departure is a tremendous loss for our community, but a wonderful opportunity for him and a great gift for Indiana Tech. In Karl, they have found a leader who will commit himself fully to the university, building on the strengths of Indiana Tech’s programs and investing in the success of every student.”
“The Mount molded me into the teacher, scholar, administrator, and leader that I am today. I am grateful for the inspiration, support, and wisdom from my dear Mount colleagues and for the opportunity to work with thousands of outstanding Mount students. I will carry the strength and spirit of the Mount community and our commitment to student success in my new role as the president of Indiana Tech,” Einolf said.
Prior to his appointment at the Mount, Einolf was an instructor and Warren-York Fellow at Lehigh University and held management positions in marketing and finance with the Sprint Corporation. Einolf earned his B.S. in mathematics/economics from The Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. in business administration from Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Lehigh University.