The University of Colorado Denver's School of Business has a new dean: Rohan Christie-David was appointed after a national search, the university announced Thursday.

Christie-David, who has a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of South Carolina, will take over the appointment effective Aug. 1. He will take the place of former dean Sueann Ambron, who announced in January that she would retire June 30.

Christie-David said his goal is to evolve CU Denver's business school into a "premier urban" school.

"We should aspire to be recognized for our outstanding teaching and research and also for our service to the Denver business and local communities," Christie-David said. "During my tenure I hope to lead the school to global prominence in key areas that leverage our location and our talent."

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