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Kellogg School Dean Dipak C. Jain

Dean Dipak Jain

Dipak C. Jain to step down Sept. 1 as Kellogg School dean

After eight years of leadership, Jain to return to the Kellogg School faculty

6/7/2009 - Dipak Jain plans to step down as dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dean Dipak C. Jain’s letter to Kellogg students 
Jain thanks students for partnership: “My interactions with you have made my job a true joy.”
Provost Daniel I. Linzer announced May 29 that Jain will resign, effective Sept. 1, 2009, and return to the Kellogg faculty following a year’s leave of absence.

“I have been both honored and fortunate to have been able to serve as dean of this wonderful school,” Jain said. “Over the past eight years as dean, it has been my pleasure to work alongside wonderful colleagues whose dedication to Kellogg has made my job a joy. I truly appreciate the support, guidance and assistance that I have received from Kellogg faculty, staff, students and alumni during my tenure as dean.”

Jain, 51, will have served eight years as Kellogg’s dean at the end of this academic year after five years as an associate dean. He first came to Kellogg in 1986 as an assistant professor. Since 1994 he has been the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of marketing.

A prolific scholar who is also a recognized researcher and teacher, Jain has written numerous articles in leading academic journals. He also has served as an editor for the marketing area of Management Science and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and on the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research.

President Bienen and I appreciate Dipak’s leadership of Kellogg and his contributions to the University,” Linzer said. “Under his guidance and that of former Dean Donald Jacobs, Kellogg has become the pre-eminent business school in the country. As we move through this transition period and select a new dean, I’m confident that it will continue to hold that position.”

Widely recognized as one of the finest graduate business programs in the world, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and bright, ambitious MBA students from around the globe. The school also offers top-ranked, custom programs in executive education. Kellogg has risen to prominence through dedication to academic excellence, a lively spirit of innovation, a commitment to serving the needs of organizations worldwide and, above all, a profound sense of collaboration.

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