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U of M announces finalist interviews for dean of the Carlson School of Management

Public interviews will begin today

January 30, 2012

University of Minnesota Provost-designate Karen Hanson has announced the schedule of the public interviews for finalists for the new dean of the Carlson School of Management. The public interviews will begin today, Monday, Jan. 30.

The new dean will lead a school nationally recognized for its rich history of preparing and educating the world’s current and future business leaders. Established in 1919, the Carlson School has a special focus on experiential learning, international education and maintaining strong ties to the business community.

“President Kaler and I are thankful to the search committee for fielding a rich and diverse group of finalists," Hanson said. “We encourage the university community as well as our friends and partners in Minnesota's business community to attend the interview forums and join us in support of the continuation and expansion of the Carlson School’s excellence in teaching and research.”

The identity of candidates will be made public approximately 48 hours prior to the start of their public interview, along with their interview schedule, CV, application letter and link to a live webcast or video file of their public presentation.

Each candidate will make a public presentation in the Carlson School’s 3M Auditorium, 321 - 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, followed by open Q&A and public greeting of attendees. All interview and candidate-related information can be viewed at the dean search webpage,

The following sets of dates have been held for public interview of proposed finalist candidates:

Jan. 30-31
Randall S. Peterson, deputy dean of faculty and professor of organisational behavior, London Business School
Public presentation: Monday, Jan. 30, 2 to 3:15 pm

Candidate 2: Feb. 2-3
Public presentation: Thursday, Feb. 2, 3 to 4:15 pm

Candidate 3: Feb. 6-7
Public presentation: Monday, Feb. 6, 3 to 4:15 p.m.

Candidate 4: Feb. 13-14
Public presentation: Monday, Feb. 13, 3 to 4:15 p.m.

Outgoing Provost Tom Sullivan initiated the search following the departure of Alison Davis-Blake to the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in June 2011.

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