Paul Danos Appointed to Fifth Term as Dean of Tuck

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2011
Contact: Kim Keating, 603-646-2733

Earlier this week, Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim reappointed Paul Danos to a fifth term as dean of the Tuck School of Business. Danos has been dean of Tuck since 1995 and this additional four-year term will make his tenure one of the longest in the institution’s history and in business higher education.

In an announcement, Dartmouth Provost Carol Folt stated that during the traditional review process, Danos received an overwhelming show of support and admiration from the Tuck community for his vision and leadership.

“Dean Danos has advanced Tuck to a position of international distinction among the world’s greatest business schools. In the last few years, Tuck introduced innovative Research-to-Practice seminars, recruited outstanding thought leaders and highly accomplished students, and collaborated with The Dartmouth Institute to launch the nation’s first Master of Health Care Delivery Science program,” said Folt.

During his tenure, Tuck has grown and evolved. More than 40 percent of Tuck’s living alumni will have graduated under his 16-year Deanship. Danos has raised more than $250 million dollars for the school to support the growth of its faculty, enhance its residential campus, launch seven different centers and initiatives, and enrich the MBA experience. His extensive travel throughout Europe, Asia, and South America has significantly raised Tuck’s profile and its connections with global corporations.

“Tuck has been a symbol of quality business education since 1900, when it offered the world’s only master’s degree in business. I am as excited and optimistic about the future for Tuck as I was 16 years ago when I was first given the honor of being Tuck’s dean. Tuck’s momentum is positive and growing, and I know that our reputation for educating the finest and most principled leaders will continue to grow,” said Danos.

Danos currently serves on the boards of directors for General Mills and BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. He is a past member of the board of directors of both the Graduate Management Admission Council and AACSB International.

Founded in 1900, Tuck is the first graduate school of management in the country and consistently ranks among the top business schools worldwide. Tuck remains distinctive among the world's great business schools by combining human scale with global reach, rigorous coursework with experiences requiring teamwork, and valued traditions with innovation.