Carolyn Callahan has announced that she will step down from her post as dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville and take a leave of absence from the university for “personal and family reasons.” Dr. Callahan was the first woman and the first African American to serve as dean of the business school. She will continue to hold the Brown-Forman Endowed Chair in accounting at the business school. When she is able to return, she has agreed to accept the position of associate provost.
Before coming to the University of Louisville, Dr. Callahan was director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis. She is a graduate of Ohio Northern University in Ada and holds a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University.