Ken Dunn has been re-appointed as the dean of the Tepper school of business at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. During his first five-year term Prof Dunn was responsible for netting a $55m donation from Wall Street investor David Tepper, the largest donation in Carnegie Mellon’s 104-year history.
Prior to becoming dean, Prof Dunn worked for 16 years managing fixed income portfolios. He was managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and co-director of the US Core Fixed Income and Mortgage teams. Before that, Dunn taught at Carnegie Mellon, joining the faculty in 1979 as assistant professor of industrial administration. He became a tenured professor of finance and economics in 1987.
As part of Dunn’s review, a faculty committee unanimously recommended his reappointment.The faculty committee lauded Dunn’s effectiveness with both external and internal constituents, notably alumni and industry.