Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company, today announced that Ellen Harshman, dean emeritus of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has been appointed to the Board of Directors and the audit committee, effective October 1. With the addition of Ms. Harshman, the Board of Directors will consist of nine members.

Ms. Harshman most recently served as the Chief Academic Officer of Saint Louis University from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, she served as the dean of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University from 2003 to 2013 and was the first woman dean of a major business school in the St. Louis, MO area. Ms. Harshman also served as an associate professor of management. She began her career at Saint Louis University in 1972 in the counseling and guidance center before later becoming director of the career planning and placement center.


Ms. Harshman earned her Juris Doctor in Employment Law and her Doctor in Counseling and Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Wright State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University.