Yale announced today that Joel Podolny, Yale School of Management’s dean for the past three years, will step down from his position of dean on November 1 and take a position with Apple. Sharon M. Oster, the Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Yale SOM Program on Social Enterprise, will become interim dean while Yale conducts a search for a new dean.
The announcement from Yale President Richard C. Levin makes it quite clear that Podolny’s decision came as an unwelcome surprise. Dean Podolny is credited with being the moving force behind Yale’s innovative and much praised curriculum, dramatically increased fund-raising, and improved faculty recruiting.
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