College of Business classroom during class discussion

Leadership & Administration

Students are at the center of what happens in the College of Business, including the work of the College’s senior leadership and administrators. Our leaders draw on their expertise from careers in business and academia, and involve the faculty, staff, and students in decisions to optimize the educational experience at Valpo.

The College of Business supports its students with resources in administration, advising, practical experience, and assessment to help them make the most of their time at Valparaiso University.

Nic ErhardtNiclas Erhardt, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Management
Mary Bandstra, M.A.
Assistant Dean
Krystie Reed, MBA
Advising and Practical Experience Coordinator
Deborah Singer, MBA
Director of Graduate Programs in Business
Kristin Takish
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Partner with Valpo

The College of Business also partners with local businesses in the Valparaiso community to provide learning experiences for our students. If your company or organization would like to explore a partnership with Valpo, please contact Niclas Erhardt, Dean of the College of Business, at

Hundreds of companies and organizations across the United States and around the world offer internships to Valpo students.

Learn more about hiring a Valpo intern >>