Glenn Hubbard, who has served as the dean of Columbia Business School (CBS) since 2004, will step down from his position at the end of the 2018–2019 academic year. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger announced the news in a university-wide email last week, describing Hubbard’s tenure at CBS as “a historic period.” Hubbard will return to teaching at the school in July 2019, and a committee will commence the search for a new dean shortly.
Hubbard joins a long list of deans at top-ranked business schools who have stepped down from their position within the past year or so. Edward A. “Ted” Snyder, who joined the Yale School of Management as dean in 2011, will conclude his tenure at the end of the current academic year. At the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Richard Lyons announced his departure in June 2017 after two terms as dean. Berkeley alumna Ann E. Harrison, who is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will replace Lyons in January 2019. The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University named L. Joseph Thomas interim dean recently, after the abrupt January resignation of Soumitra Dutta, who had served as dean since 2016. Similarly, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University named Professor Kathleen M. Hagerty interim dean in July, replacing Sally Blount, who stepped down from her position as dean this past August. The NYU Stern School of Business also appointed a new dean to step in at the beginning of 2018, and the UCLA Anderson School of Management named an interim dean in May.