Andrikopoulos Joins UW Faculty as Ultra Petroleum Visiting Chair

September 20, 2012
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Shaun Andrikopoulos

Senior energy industry executive Shaun Andrikopoulos has been awarded the Ultra Petroleum Visiting Chair in Energy Management at the University of Wyoming.

Andrikopoulos will work with other UW School of Energy Resources and College of Business faculty to help develop and launch a new executive program in energy management. He also will be responsible for teaching the second-year MBA capstone strategy course at the College of Business.

“We are delighted that Shaun has chosen to join our faculty for the next year,” says College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway. “Aside from his leadership as a College of Business Advisory Board member over the past eight years, he brings 25 years of industry experience to the college and to the classroom.”

Since 2004, Andrikopoulos has served on the College of Business Advisory Board (COBAB), most recently as the chairman of the Strategy and Governance Committee. While serving on COBAB, he was a vocal advocate for developing and launching the energy MBA program at UW as a core area of distinction. In 2011, he led the COBAB committee charged with outlining the initial energy MBA curriculum. He will step down from COBAB while serving as the Ultra Petroleum Chair.

“I am looking forward to having Shaun directly involved with the School of Energy Resources,” says SER Director Mark Northam. “We see many interesting opportunities from within the university to create programs and ties with the College of Business programs and industry.”

“I am deeply honored to have received this appointment,” says Andrikopoulos. “Joining the UW faculty enables me to achieve one of my primary life goals of passing on my knowledge and experience to future leaders. I am really looking forward to teaching the capstone MBA strategy course, and working with the faculty and administration at UW to advance the energy management programs here.”

Andrikopoulos has held senior executive and entrepreneurial positions in the oil and gas, manufacturing and investment banking industries. He also has been active in land conservation and wildlife habitat improvement in the state of Wyoming over the past decade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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