MBA News: Stanford Dean Retires, New Dean Introduced

Back in September, ten years into his tenure as dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Bob Joss announced that he would be retiring at the end of his term. Well, the time has come. Dean Joss leaves the school, reflecting on the core values his grandfather taught him about business, with an essay published in the Financial Times. Dean Joss enthusiastically served at the Stanford GSB and will be remembered for, among other accomplishments, a massive fundraising campaign that led to the unveiling of the Knight Management Center. Will Garth Saloner, the newly named dean, be able to fill his shoes?  Saloner, a recognized economist and professor (one of only two professors to win the Distinguished Teaching Award at Stanford twice), has the confidence of the faculty and students, thanks to his role in leading the development and design of Stanford’s “new” curriculum. Further, despite cutbacks at the school due to its shrinking endowment, he has momentum on his side, with the Knight Management Center set to open in 2010.

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