Yale SOM Dean ‘Ted’ Snyder To Call It Quits


Poets & Quants | March 7, 2018

The Poets & Quants article, “Yale SOM Dean ‘Ted’ Snyder To Call It Quits," quoted Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Mirah Horowitz about her thoughts on the exodus of University Deans from the country's top business schools. The article is excerpted below.

After serving a total of 18 years as dean of three of the world’s most prestigious business schools, Edward “Ted” Snyder is getting ready to hang it up. The dean of Yale University’s School of Management today (March 7) announced that he would step down in June of next year and join the faculty.


The unexpected announcement comes on top of four concurrent searches for major deanships in the U.S. Northwestern University, Cornell University, UC-Berkeley and UCLA are all searching for new leaders for their prestigious business schools.

The exodus does not appear to represent a major shift in the business education market. “I don’t think there are any trends causing these universities to lose their business school deans,” believes Mirah Horowitz, a consultant in the higher education practice with Russell Reynolds Associates. “Dean searches happen for many different reasons. I don’t see a grand trend that is forcing this turnover in top business schools. There are very different reasons for each of those deans to step down.”

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Yale SOM Dean ‘Ted’ Snyder To Call It Quits