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University of Minnesota statement regarding the departure of Carlson School of Management Dean Alison Davis-Blake

February 15, 2011

The following is a statement from University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost E. Thomas Sullivan regarding today’s announcement that Carlson School of Management Dean Alison Davis-Blake has been named the new dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan:

“I join with all of Dean Davis-Blake’s colleagues and friends at the University of Minnesota in congratulating her on her new appointment at the University of Michigan.

“During nearly five years at the Carlson School, she has led it to an enhanced national reputation and global footprint, including a significant expansion in undergraduate enrollment, record levels of private fundraising and substantive increases in both faculty and research infrastructure.

“We’re deeply grateful for her service here at Minnesota and are certainly sad to see her moving to the University of Michigan this summer, but we wish her all the best for every success in her new role.

“We’ll have announcements in the coming weeks about the search process to find a successor for Dean Davis-Blake.”

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Carlson School of Management Dean Alison Davis-Blake has been named the new dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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