Babson Names New Dean

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 13, 2009

Today Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business named Raghu Tadepalli dean of the B-school, effective July 1.

Tadepalli takes over for Allan Cohen, who has served as interim graduate dean of Babson since 2007. Tadepalli is currently the associate dean and dean of the Graduate School of Business at Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He’s also held faculty positions at North Dakota State University and University of Illinois at Chicago and is well-known for his research in fields like industrial marketing and marketing strategy.

In a statement released today by the school, Shahid Ansari, dean of faculty and acting provost, called him a “rare combination of a gifted academic and effective administrator”

Among Tadepalli’s goals, according to the release, are enhancing the reputation and reach of Babson’s graduate programs. The school is well known for its strong entrepreneurship and innovation programs, a strength that Tadepalli said he hopes to capitalize on.

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