Stanford Business School Gets New Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 26, 2009

This just in…A few minutes ago, the Stanford Graduate School of Business named a new dean: Garth Saloner.

Saloner, who heads up Stanford’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and was the key architect in the development of the new curriculum launched in 2006, replaces Robert Joss, who is stepping down after 10 years on the job. Saloner’s appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Stanford President John Hennessy said Saloner is the right person for the job.

Over nearly two decades at Stanford, Garth Saloner has demonstrated that he is not only a top-notch scholar, but also a respected leader among his peers and distinguished teacher highly-praised by his students. His scholarship in the areas of entrepreneurship and electronic commerce is particularly pertinent to our times and the global economy.

Saloner says he welcomes the challenges ahead.

The Stanford GSB has the opportunity to prepare future generations of principled critical analytical thinkers whose actions can change the world. Through our research, we will continue to develop the intellectual underpinnings of management and we will embody that knowledge in our teaching. From our sustainable new management center on the Stanford campus we will promote the free-flow of students, faculty, and ideas across disciplines and schools as we develop management knowledge and business leaders for the 21st century.
For more on Saloner's appointment, check out the official announcement.

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