Jain to Step Down as Kellogg Dean

deanjain1After eight years of leadership, Dipak C. Jain plans to step down as dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management effective September 1 and return to the Kellogg faculty following a year’s leave of absence, Provost Daniel I. Linzer has announced.

“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.”

To read Dean Jain’s letter to Kellogg students, click here.

Linzer commended Jain’s leadership of Kellogg and attributed the school’s enviable ranking to his guidance and that of former dean Donald Jacobs.An interim dean will be appointed soon and Northwestern will begin a national search for Jain’s replacement.

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