Krannert dean finalists to participate in open forums

April 13, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The four finalists who have been chosen as candidates to become the next dean of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management will participate in open forums on campus.

The four will be on campus for staggered visits beginning Sunday (April 17).

"I'm excited to bring these four scholars to campus to share their visions for Krannert," said Jeffrey T. Roberts, the College of Science Frederick L. Hovde Dean and Professor of Chemistry and head of the search committee. "Whichever candidate is chosen will bring dynamic leadership to Krannert."

The candidates are:

* Rajiv Dewan, senior associate dean for faculty and research at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester. He will discuss his plans for Krannert in an open forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday (April 18) in the Prusiecki Banquet Room, Dauch Alumni Center.

* Christopher Earley, dean of the University of Connecticut School of Business. His open forum will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 25 in Prusiecki Banquet Room, Dauch Alumni Center.

* Michael Mikhail, professor and director of the School of Accountancy, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His open forum will be from 2:30-3:30 pm. May 2 in Prusiecki Banquet Room, Dauch Alumni Center.

* John Birge, the Jerry W. and Carol Lee Levin Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. His open forum will be 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 9 in Stewart Center Room 206.

The new dean will fill the vacancy created when Richard Cosier stepped down as dean last summer. Cosier continues as Leeds Professor of Management and co-director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

Jerry Lynch, professor of economics and academic director of Krannert's master's and executive education programs, is serving as interim dean.

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu  

Source: Jeffrey Roberts, 765-494-1730, jtrob@purdue.edu