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Changes in Leadership at Stanford GSB and Chicago Booth

Spring will soon be in full bloom. Meanwhile, the winds of change are blowing at the offices of some business schools. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business had launched a nationwide search for a new dean in July 2016 after Sunil Kumar, who had served in the position since 2011, announced his departure to become the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier this month, Chicago Booth announced that its search for a new dean had come to an end, as Madhav Rajan, who served as the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) from 2010 to 2016, will step into the role in July. “We are confident that Madhav will be an outstanding leader for Chicago Booth in the coming years,” University President Robert Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier commented in the announcement.

Rajan’s former workplace, the Stanford GSB, also revealed recently that the vacant position of assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid has been filled after Derrick Bolton, who served as the director for 15 years, took on the role of dean of admissions at the Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program last September. Kirsten Moss will head the Stanford GSB MBA program admissions team beginning in June, although the position is nothing new for her—Moss worked as the director of admissions at the school during 2009–2010 and served in a similar role at Harvard Business School from 1999–2001.




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