Tuck School dean announces plans to retire

Search to find replacement to begin soon
Paul Danos

The long-serving dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover will retire next year, and the school will soon assemble a search committee to find his replacement, the Ivy League school announced Tuesday.

Paul Danos said that he would not seek a sixth term as dean when his current term ends in June 2015, according to a press release. Danos has been with the business school since 1995 – the longest-serving dean in the history of Tuck, which is widely regarded as one of the best business schools in the world.

By the end of his final term, almost half of Tuck’s more than 10,000 living alumni will have graduated while he was dean, the school said.

According to Dartmouth President Phillip Hanlon, Danos’ “commitment to the quality of the MBA program and to preparing students for a lifetime of responsible leadership has earned Tuck a unique place among the world’s top graduate schools of business.”

During his tenure, Danos led the growth of the school’s faculty from 36 to 51 and oversaw the building out of the school’s residential campus; helped classes become more diverse and gender-balanced; led the launch of Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science program and the nation’s first Business Bridge Program for undergraduates; and oversaw the development and execution of a strategy to expand Tuck Executive Education's portfolio of executive offerings.

In a letter to the Tuck community, Danos said that he is “excited to get back into classroom teaching, and to continue my writing and board work and participating in the greater Dartmouth community. I especially look forward to having more time for family and personal pursuits.”

“Tuck is in a position of great strength thanks to Paul’s outstanding leadership and the exceptional team he has put in place,” said Christopher Williams, chair of the board of overseers. “The opportunity to lead one of the world’s truly great business schools is a rare one, and as we look to the future, we anticipate there being significant global interest in this role.”

A new dean will be announced in early 2015.

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