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Harvard Business School Names New Dean

Harvard Business School named Srikant Datar as its new dean, turning to a veteran to steer it through the coronavirus pandemic that has upended much of higher education.

Mr. Datar joined the faculty as a business professor in 1996 and currently is the associate dean of university affairs at Harvard Business School. He will take the helm of the 112-year-old institution at the start of next year and has played a key role in developing and implementing the school’s response to Covid-19, Harvard President Larry Bacow said Friday.

Harvard Business School incoming Dean Srikant Datar



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“He is a leading thinker about the future of business education,” Mr. Bacow said. “He has served with distinction in a range of leadership positions over his nearly 25 years at HBS.”

Harvard Business School, one of the most influential and largest M.B.A. programs in the world, had been searching for

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Harvard Names Srikant Datar as New Dean of Its Business School

(Bloomberg) — Harvard University named Srikant Datar the dean of its business school, promoting an insider who has spent almost 25 years there and who helped lead its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Datar becomes the 11th dean in the school’s 112-year history after serving as a professor and senior associate dean, Harvard said in a statement Friday. He starts in January, replacing Nitin Nohria, who leaves in December after a decade in the job.

“Srikant will come to the deanship with a broad international perspective, decades of close engagement with business practice, and a strong commitment to building an increasingly diverse and inclusive HBS community,” Lawrence Bacow, Harvard’s president, said in the statement.

The business school last month announced a plan to advance racial equality on campus and in the business world. Those initiatives include recruiting more Black students and faculty, adding a chief diversity officer, and

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University of Maryland Names Prabhudev Konana Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Maryland has named Prabhudev Konana, Ph.D., Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, effective January 2, 2021. In this role, he will lead Smith in its mission to create knowledge, promote an inclusive learning environment that fosters intellectual discovery, and equip current and future leaders to assess complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.

“I am thrilled to accept the role as Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business,” said Konana. “As business education is rapidly changing in the current social, political, technological, and market trends, I look forward to all that can be accomplished with the students, faculty and staff at the University of Maryland.”

Konana currently serves as the Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation, William H. Seay Centennial Professor of Information Management and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of

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