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Paul Danos will become one of the longest-serving deans in the business as he begins a further four-year term at Dartmouth College’s Tuck school of business. Prof Danos has already served 16 years as dean at Tuck.
In recent years most deans have decided to quit the job after a maximum of 10 years - many leave after just four or five. Exceptions to the rule include Bernard Ramanantsoa at HEC Paris, who, like Prof Danos, was appointed to the dean’s job in 1995. At the Schulich school at York University in Toronto, Dezsö Horváth has already been dean for more than two decades.
Before joining Tuck Prof Danos worked at the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1995, at what is now the Ross school of business. He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from his home town of New Orleans, and a PhD from the University of Austin at Texas, in accountancy.