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Provost’s Memo: Kenneth Dunn Reappointed Tepper School Dean

Carnegie Mellon Reappoints Kenneth B. Dunn Dean of the Tepper School of Business

Dear Tepper Faculty and Staff:

I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Kenneth Dunn to a second five-year term as dean of the David A. Tepper School of Business. Under Dean Dunn, the Tepper School has seen a marked increase in the quality of its students, in the importance placed on the impact of faculty research, and in external relations and fund-raising. The generous gift of David and Marlene Tepper and renaming of the school is a seminal event for the school and the university. It bespeaks the confidence of the donors not only in the school and the university, but also in Dean Dunn and his vision for the Tepper School.

During this past academic year, a committee consisting of Egon Balas (chair), Dennis Epple, Richard Green, Carolyn Levine, Don Moore and Alan Scheller-Wolf conducted a review of Dean Dunn's leadership and unanimously agreed that during the past five years the School has seen progress on virtually all fronts. The Tepper School's Presidential Advisory Board reached the same conclusion in its most recent visit.

The evaluation committee noted Ken's distinctive effectiveness one-on-one with both external and internal constituents; the compelling sincerity of his commitment to the School and the University; his contacts with alumni - dating even from his time as a professor here; his credibility with business people through his experience and success as a business person; his credibility with faculty from his own academic success; and his clear articulation of the importance of top quality academic research. Under Dean Dunn, the School has reemphasized its focus on being the premier business school in research and education in key areas of competitive advantage, including, prominently, the long-time strength of the school in analytic methods, and the intersection of these areas with the real-world issues of business.

I am very pleased Ken has accepted the offer to continue serving as dean of the Tepper School. I also would like to thank the evaluation team for its excellent work.

Mark S. Kamlet

Provost

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