Ray Smith to Step in as Interim Dean July 1
Named Dean at University of Chicago
May 8, 2001--
The University of Chicago
today announced that Edward A. Snyder, dean of the University of
Virginia'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 school's 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 U.Va. President John T. Casteen III. "We are grateful for his
leadership in fundraising, strengthening corporate relationships,
tapping into the latest technologies, and 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 Snyder's successor, Casteen said. A search
committee, chaired by Smith, will be named immediately.
will be the third time that Smith, who takes over July 1, has filled
the role of interim dean. The last time was in 1997, prior to Snyder's
appointment. Smith joined the Darden faculty in 1961. In addition
to teaching, he has held numerous administrative positions over
the years, including associate dean for MBA education, associate
dean for administration, and administrative director.
who told Darden faculty and staff of his decision this morning,
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
deans have been as fortunate as I have to benefit from an alumni
body and a board of trustees whose support and dedication to Darden
far exceeds the potential inherent in their numbers."
received both a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the University
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