Ian H. Solomon, 46, whose career in government and business has spanned more than 20 years, will take over as dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy starting Sept. 1.

Ian H. Solomon
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Solomon, CEO of SolomonGlobal LLC, has worked at the local, national and international levels, including serving as then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s legislative counsel on Capitol Hill and the Obama administration’s representative to the World Bank. He’s also spent time in classrooms as a visiting lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School and at Yale Law School, where he received his law degree.

“At this critical moment in history, I am eager to learn, share and roll up my sleeves and get to work with the Batten community on the critical mission of cultivating ethical and enlightened leaders to serve our world,” Solomon said in a news release about his appointment.

Solomon will replace current dean Allan Stam, whose term ends June 30. Craig Volden, a Batten School professor and associate dean for academic affairs, will fill in as interim dean until September.