(Matusik, Sharon Marie Frances - 2022) -- Excellence in Leadership (ELP) Alumni Award uri icon



  • Dean Sharon Matusik has led the University of Colorado Boulder’s esteemed Leeds School of Business for five years, but when she learned she was being recognized by the CU community with the Excellence in Leadership Award, it came as a surprise.

    “Oh my gosh, I fell out of my chair,” Matusik said, laughing. “I was so honored to be recognized like this.”

    The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes an Excellence in Leadership Program alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas: leadership of organizations, departments or teams; leadership of projects, programs and/or research; fiscal management and/or fundraising; or student instruction.

    Each year, the award recipient is recognized at a luncheon ceremony, which features a lecture on a key leadership topic, at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel. This year’s event is set for April 22.

    For Matusik, the path to a deanship was never a conscious goal. As a first-generation college student, her focus as a Colby College undergraduate was to complete a degree that would give her job opportunities.

year awarded

  • 2022