Departing Deans on Fundraising, Ethical MBAs, and Cartooning

Danos (left), Zupan (center), and Bruner (l-r) Photographs courtesy Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; University of Rochester; Darden Communication & Media

This year, three long-standing business school deans announced they would step down. Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, has been in his role for 19 years. Mark Zupan has been dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business for 10 years, and Bob Bruner has led the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia for nine. Deanships that long are rare. The B-school deans at the 62 MBA programs ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek have been in their roles for a median four years.

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