Longtime Stanford dean announces departure

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 25, 2008

Robert Joss will be stepping down as dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business at the end of the academic year, the school announced on Sept. 25. Joss. former CEO of Australia’s Westpac Banking Corporation, will have served a decade as dean by the time he leaves his post. He has been instrumental in helping the school develop an innovative new MBA curriculum and was the driving force behind the construction of a new eco-friendly business school campus, which the school broke ground on this September.

The school plans to launch a search committee for a new dean later this fall, which will be headed up by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy. One of the top priorities for the school will be to find a new dean who will oversee the construction of the new campus, which is scheduled to open in 2010 and be completed by the spring of 2011, the school said.

Joss will take on the role of dean emeritus after stepping down and plans to remain as chair of the school’s campaign steering committee, the school said.

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