Ray Smith to step in as interim July 1
Darden's Snyder named dean at Chicago
of Chicago announced May 8 that Edward A. Snyder, the dean
of U.Va.s Darden
Graduate School of Business Administration, will become dean
of its school of business on Sept. 1.
took the Darden School job in July 1998, becoming the sixth dean
in the schools 47-year history.
Ted Snyder came to the University, he laid out an ambitious plan
for raising the profile of the Darden School in several key areas,
said University President John T. Casteen III. We are grateful
for his leadership in fundraising, in strengthening corporate
relationships, in tapping into the latest technologies and in
integrating entrepreneurial expertise into the classroom. He has
made extraordinary contributions to the University.
Ray Smith, the Tipton Snavely Professor of Business Administration
and executive director of the Darden Foundation, will serve as
interim dean during the search for Snyders successor, Casteen
said. Smith will lead a search committee, to be named immediately.
will be the third time that Smith, who takes over July 1, has
filled the role of interim dean, most recently in 1997. He joined
the Darden faculty in 1961. In addition to teaching, he has held
several administrative positions over the years, including associate
dean for MBA education, associate dean for administration and
he told Darden faculty and staff of his decision, Snyder said,
being part of the University of Virginia and the Darden
community has been both personally and professionally rewarding.
In addition to the support from President Casteen and the Universitys
outstanding leadership team, Id like to thank the world-class
Darden faculty, students, and staff for allowing me the privilege
of working with them.
deans have been as fortunate as I have to benefit from such
strong support of alumni and the board of trustees, he said.
a University of Chicago alumnus, received both a masters
degree and a Ph.D. from Chicago.