New York University Stern School of Business announced it has appointed alumnus Conor Grennan as Dean of Students for the MBA program, a position which acts as a liaison between the administration and more than 2,500 full-time and Langone MBA students.
Grennan earned his MBA at NYU Stern in 2010, and served as student body president during the second year of his MBA studies. Before earning his MBA, Conor founded Next Generation Nepal, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has rescued and reconnected with their families approximately 500 trafficked children in post-war Nepal.
While at Stern, Conor wrote “Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal,” a New York Times best-selling book that chronicles his motivations for and experiences with his NGO.
“Conor instantly grasps what we mean when we say we’re in the business of inspiring future leaders to create value in the world because he has transformed our promise into real outcomes in the real world,” says Peter Henry, dean of NYU Stern.
“Conor is a bridge builder who successfully discovers unforeseen opportunities to make a meaningful difference where business, society, culture and people intersect,” Henry adds. “We are delighted to have one of our own return to Stern in this important administrative capacity to mentor and guide future generations of Stern students.”
In 2014, Conor was named a recipient of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion, which was awarded to him by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Huffington Post named Conor one of its “Game Changers of the Year” in 2011. His book, “Little Princes,” is now required reading in numerous colleges and universities around the country. Conor will continue to serve as a member of Next Generation Nepal’s Board of Directors.