Robert E. Bruner is stepping down as dean of UVA Darden at the conclusion of his second term in July 2015 to return to teaching and writing. Bruner has been on the Darden faculty since 1982 and dean for nearly a decade. He is currently the longest serving dean the school has had, and has won numerous teaching awards in his time.
“We’re on a mission at the Darden School,” says Bruner. “Each day, our global community pulls together to improve the world by developing responsible leaders and advancing knowledge. Leading this mission over the past nine years and in the year ahead has been, and is, a privilege. We have depth of leadership throughout Darden. And we have great momentum. I am proud of all that the extended community of the Darden School has – and will – achieve.”
Initiatives Bruner has led include the launch of two EMBA programs (the MBA for Executives and the Global MBA for Executives), the expansion of Darden’s online learning options, the creation of his Dean’s Blog, the collaborative project with Amazon to bring e-readers into the classroom, the delivery of MOOCs on Coursera, the establishment of new research centers (including the Institute for Business in Society and the Center for Asset Management), and much more.
Darden’s class of 2015 boasts record GPAs and GMAT scores.
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