January 21, 2010 12:55 pm

Snyder to become dean of Yale

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Ted Snyder is to become dean of Yale School of Management following his departure from Chicago Booth. He will start the Yale job in July 2011, after a year’s sabbatical.

Prof Snyder, 56, will take over the Yale dean’s job from Sharon Oster, 61, who stepped up from the Yale faculty to become dean in November 2008, following the unexpected departure of Joel Podolny to become the vice president and dean of Apple University in California.

Prof Snyder, who has been noted at both Darden and Chicago Booth for his fund-raising capabilities, will be joining Yale at an exciting time. The school has already introduced an innovative MBA curriculum and construction will begin on the school’s new campus, designed by Norman Foster, in the summer of 2010.

”I am tremendously excited and look forward to joining the Yale School of Management,” says Prof Snyder. The school’s deeply-held values, its broad focus and connection to the rest of the University, its outstanding people, and its commitment to innovation all position the school to play an increasingly influential and pre-eminent role in the years ahead.”

Prof Snyder is on the US’s most experienced deans. Before joining Chicago Booth in 2001, he was dean of the Darden school at the University of Virginia. The Yale appointment will make him one of the few deans to hold three deanships - George Daly, now at the McDonough school at Georgetown University, is perhaps the other most notable serial dean in the US - he was previously dean at NYU Stern and the College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa.

Howard Thomas, who will join SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business as dean later this month in Singapore is another professor who has held three deanships - on three continents. Prof Thomas, a Welshman, is joining SMU from Warwick Business School in the UK. He was previously dean of the business school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the US.

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