Elaine Olson

Caine College of the Arts

Assistant to the Dean

Elaine Olson

Contact Information

Office Hours: M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Office Location: CCA 202
Phone: 435-797-7942
Email: elaine.olson@usu.edu


Elaine was born and raised in the shadow of Old Main. She has worked for Utah State University since October 2009, first in the Music Department and now as the Assistant to the Dean in the Caine College of the Arts. Prior to coming to Utah State University, she worked for 22 years for the Logan City School District, serving in her last seven years as the Child Nutrition Director.

Elaine and her husband, Scott, and their three children, Whitney, Michael, and Emily, live in Providence. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, reading, singing and keeping a nice home and yard.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Executive Support for the Dean
  • Management of the Deans schedule
  • Supervises the college staff assistant
  • Oversee all college events – Retreat, Convocation, Awards and Donor, Graduation
  • Oversee the Caine Ambassadors
  • Oversee Interfolio and Promotion and Tenure
  • Oversee the faculty, staff and student awards
  • Facilities liaison for the Dean’s Office and annual key report