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Provost Hanson, President Kaler to announce dean-designate of University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Appointment subject to Board of Regents approval

Contacts: Steve Rudolph, Carlson School of Management,, (612) 624-8770
Matt Hodson, University News Service,, (612) 625-0552

March 7, 2012

What: Announcement of dean-designate for Carlson School of Management
When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis

University of Minnesota Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Hanson and President Eric W. Kaler will announce the dean-designate for the Carlson School of Management during an event in the Carlson School’s atrium Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday’s event, featuring the formal introduction and a brief discussion with Provost Hanson, President Kaler and the dean-designate, will be streamed live on the Carlson School of Management website ( Interested parties are invited to submit discussion questions via Twitter using the hashtag #CarlsonDean at any time prior to the announcement event.

Provost Hanson, President Kaler and the dean-designate will be available for brief interviews immediately after Thursday’s announcement.

The appointment will be made pending approval by the Board of Regents.

The 12th dean of the Carlson School of Management succeeds Alison Davis-Blake, who on July 1, 2011 became dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Outgoing university Provost Tom Sullivan initiated the search process in June 2011. An 18-member search committee that included faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the business community was convened September 2011 and worldwide search firm Korn/Ferry was retained to assist in fielding a highly qualified and diverse group of finalists. The four finalists participated in public interviews in January and February 2012.

About the Carlson School of Management

Established in 1919, the Carlson School of Management is a recognized leader in business education and research. Its focus on experiential learning, international education and maintaining strong ties to the business community exemplify the school’s commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit:

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