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Darden's Snyder named dean at Chicago

Staff Report

The University 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.

Snyder took the Darden School job in July 1998, becoming the sixth dean in the school’s 47-year history.

“When 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.”

C. 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 Snyder’s successor, Casteen said. Smith will lead a search committee, to be named immediately.

This 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 administrative director.

When 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 University’s outstanding leadership team, I’d like to thank the world-class Darden faculty, students, and staff for allowing me the privilege of working with them.

“Few deans have been as fortunate as I have to benefit” from such strong support of alumni and the board of trustees, he said.

Snyder, a University of Chicago alumnus, received both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Chicago.


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