David Eccles School of Business Names Jon Soldan as New Director of Master of Science in Information Systems

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  • Soldan Previously Was an Adjunct Professor in the OIS Department at the School

June 28, 2011 – The University of Utah today announced Jon Soldan as the new director of the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program at the David Eccles School of Business.

The MSIS program, created in 2009, trains leaders that drive the technology of business.  Classes span a variety of subjects, including emerging technologies, Web applications, system design, security and data management.

“Companies are in need of experts that understand the influence of technology on business,” says Soldan. “I am excited to be part of an organization that is poised for growth and to enrich our business community.”

Before Soldan began teaching at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor in 2010, he served as a senior project manager with StayWell Interactive and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He holds several professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

“Since becoming part of our team Jon has shown a great commitment to this school and a real dedication to its improvement,” says Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “Jon has a very clear vision as to how the MSIS program should progress in order to be the most advantageous to our students, and I look forward to working with him to help achieve those goals.”

Soldan says one of his first initiatives in this new position will be to engage the information technology community in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas by forming an advisory board to support the program.

About the David Eccles School of Business

Founded in 1917 in Salt Lake City, the David Eccles School of Business has programs in entrepreneurship, technology innovation and venture capital management. Emphasizing interdisciplinary education and experiential learning, it launched the country’s largest student-run venture capital fund with $18.3 million, and is home to the Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center and the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation. Approximately 3,500 students are enrolled in its undergraduate, graduate and executive degree programs as well as joint MBA programs in architecture, law and health administration. For more information, visit http://www.business.utah.edu.