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Indiana's Kelley School Gets a New Dean

Indiana's Kelley School Gets a New Dean
Courtesy Indiana University

Idalene “Idie” Kesner, an associate dean and professor of management at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, will become the school’s next dean, pending approval by the board of trustees.

Kesner has served as interim dean since October, after Dan Smith left to become president of the IU Foundation, the school’s fundraising arm. She will be the first woman to lead the school, becoming one of a handful of female B-school deans in the U.S. Lauren Robel, IU executive vice president and provost of the Bloomington campus, said she will recommend Kesner to the trustees at the board’s June 20-21 meeting.