Tuck Dean Paul Danos Announces Plans to Step Down in 2015


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Tuck School of Business Dean Paul Danos, whose focus on faculty excellence and the human side of leadership propelled Tuck to the top ranks of graduate management education, announced today that he will not seek reappointment for a sixth term in June 2015, when his current term ends.

“Tuck is a great school with a virtuous circle of caring people who will ensure that its future will be as bright as its past,” says Dean Paul Danos. (Photo by Rob Bossi Photography)

Danos shared this announcement with students, faculty, and staff on the first day of classes of spring term.

“Tuck is one of the finest business schools in the world, and it has been both an honor and privilege to serve as its dean,” Danos said. “I realize that none of our achievements would have been possible without the contributions of our entire community—our skilled and caring faculty, our outstanding students, our committed staff, and our loyal and dedicated alumni. Your support and encouragement over the last two decades has been vital to Tuck’s continued success and has meant the world to me. Tuck is a great school with a virtuous circle of caring people who will ensure that its future will be as bright as its past.”

President Phil Hanlon ’77 said, “Dartmouth is forever grateful to Dean Paul Danos for his 19 years of outstanding service. His commitment to the quality of the MBA program and to preparing students for a lifetime of responsible leadership has earned Tuck a unique place among the world’s top graduate schools of business.  Paul and his wife, Mary Ellen, have been the very best ambassadors for Tuck and Dartmouth during their time here in Hanover.”

In a message to the Dartmouth community, President Hanlon said, “Tuck has excelled on every dimension under Paul’s exceptional leadership, from the caliber of its students and strength of its faculty to the success and satisfaction of its graduates. The school’s continued high placement among the world’s top business schools is a testament to Paul’s vision and leadership, and to Tuck’s strategy of bringing the very best students together with a faculty of committed world-class scholar-educators.”

Hanlon will be working with incoming Provost Carolyn Dever to form a search committee and will be seeking input from faculty, senior administrators, students, and alumni as they conduct a search for the next dean of Tuck.

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