Dr. Dean Ludwig

Dean C. Ludwig, PhD, MBA
Vice President of Enrollment

Dr. Ludwig joined Lourdes administration as Vice President of Enrollment in December 2013, after previously serving as Dean of the College of Business & Leadership. As Vice President of Enrollment, he oversees the Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Retention.

Prior to his leadership at Lourdes University, he spent 11 years at The University of Toledo where he established the Center for Family Business, was Director of the Business Honors Program, and received both the University and College of Business teaching awards. Outside of higher education, Dr. Ludwig has spent several periods working in industry, one launching a national line of consumer products for the Andersons, Inc., another as interim Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a medium-sized, privately-held firm, and a third operating his own sole-proprietorship.

He has served as a consultant and board member for a variety of both for-profit and nonprofit entities. He recently completed a six-year term on the Board of Trustees for Hospice of Northwest Ohio, where he served a two-year term as President. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Jefferson Award for the Toledo region. Dr. Ludwig holds a B.A. degree from University of Detroit, and both an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.