Yale SOM Searches for New Dean
In April, Yale President Richard C. Levin announced the formation of a committee to begin the search for a new dean for the Yale School of Management. Current Dean Sharon Oster plans to step down at the end of the 2009-2010 school year and return to her role as a senior member of the SOM faculty.
Levin has appointed James N. Baron, the William S. Beinecke Professor of Management and Professor of Sociology, to head the faculty search committee, along with seven other SOM and Yale faculty:
Levin also created an alumni advisory board to be chaired by Senior Fellow of the Corporation Roland W. Betts YC '68 and including Charles D. Ellis YC '59, Ellis B. Jones '79, Linda A. Mason '80, Edward J. McKinley '79, Ranjani Hopkins Nagaswami '86, and George U. Wyper '84.Baron met with SOM staff in early July to provide an update on the search process. He said that the search is in its early stages and that the committee is interested in a wide variety of potential candidates. Baron and other members of the committee have already conferred — or have plans to consult — with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders of other business schools to better understand the needs of the many constituencies around the institution. The University has also engaged an executive search firm and advertised the position both domestically and internationally.