New B-School Dean at UC-Berkeley

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 18, 2008

This morning, Richard K. Lyons, the former chief learning officer of Goldman Sachs, was named dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He replaced Tom Campbell, a former Stanford Law School professor and congressman, who’s led the school since 2002.

For Lyons, the new position is familiar territory. He served as Haas’ acting dean in 2004/5, while Campbell was on sabbatical. The next year, he returned as executive associate dean. He’s also taught finance classes, and he currently holds the S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management.

Becoming Haas’ new dean is “a thrill and an honor,” says Lyons, who graduated from Berkeley in 1982. “I’ve got a lot of plans for the school” – including curriculum improvement and faculty expansion – “and I can’t wait to make the details public.”

To read more about the appointment, view Lyons' bio, and check out a video featuring the new dean, head over to the Haas web site.

--Dan Macsai

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