Leaving a "Global Mindset"

Wharton's outgoing dean talks about the school's worldwide expansion and the challenges facing his successor

Patrick Harker, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School since 2000, is stepping down on June 30 to become president of the University of Delaware (see BusinessWeek.com, 12/11/06, "Who's Next for Wharton?"). During his tenure, Harker worked hard at global brand-building. He created Wharton West, the school's San Francisco-based campus for Executive MBAs, and led the alliance between Wharton and INSEAD, with its campuses in France and Singapore. Harker was also a prodigious fundraiser, raising $450 million in the largest capital campaign in the school's history.

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