Edward A. Snyder, dean of the Yale School of Management, will go on a sabbatical leave beginning August 1, 2017, the school has announced. During that time he’ll continue to work on strategic projects such as the ongoing development of the Global Network for Advanced Management, but he’ll step away from day-to-day management responsibilities for the upcoming school year to pursue a research agenda.
Anjani Jain, currently senior associate dean for the MBA program, will serve as acting dean. David Bach, currently senior associate dean for the executive MBA and global programs, has been promoted to deputy dean and will also take on additional responsibilities.
The website Poets & Quants named Snyder as the 2015 Dean of the Year, an honor only four other business school deans have received. In the announcement, P&Q’s editor-in-chief John A Byrne, wrote, “On virtually every single metric of quality—from application volume and average class GMAT scores to MBA rankings and starting compensation for graduates—Yale SOM can boast major improvements,” with Synder at the helm.
In an email to the Yale community, President Peter Salovey wrote, “I am grateful to Dean Snyder, Dean Jain, SOM’s leadership team, and the school’s faculty, students, and staff for their ongoing commitment to advance SOM’s mission and to foster innovative collaborations with our colleagues across campus. I would also like to thank the school’s large number of supporters for their role in making Yale SOM distinctively global among U.S. schools of business and management.”