Edward (“Ted”) A. Snyder will step down at the end of the 2019 academic year as the Indra K. Nooyi Dean of the Yale School of Management. Snyder, currently on sabbatical, will return to his position on July 1, 2018, and will complete his term on June 30, 2019.
Snyder’s retirement as Yale’s dean will end an almost 20-year career as a business school dean. Prior to starting his position at Yale in July 2011, Snyder served as dean of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business from 2001-2011. Before that he served as dean of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business from 1998-2001.
The search for Snyder’s replacement has not yet begun. However, there are two people currently at Yale who could possibly be tapped for the position. Anjani Jain is a former Wharton professor and administrator and currently acting dean. David Back is a former IE Business School professor and administrator and is now serving as deputy dean.
Snyder Realized a Global Vision for Yale SOM
Whether Jain, Back, or an outsider take over the deanship in 2019, they will have big shoes to fill. Snyder improved the influence, visibility, and recognition of Yale SOM, and was named Poets & Quants 2015 Dean of the Year, a reflection of his accomplishments.
One of Snyder’s main accomplishments was bringing Yale SOM into the global arena. According to Yale University President Peter Salovey, “Because of Ted’s vision and initiative, SOM is the most international of all American business schools, preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities of a complex global world.” In order to realize this vision, Snyder founded a Global Network for Advanced Management. This network of 32 schools on six continents co-create and share teaching resources, online classes, research, world-wide management case studies and staff, as well as week-long immersion excursions. In addition, he introduced a one-year, post-MBA Master of Advanced Management. Under his leadership, all MBAs now have a global studies requirement.
Other Snyder Achievements
• Snyder has brought students, faculty, and staff together in the new Edward P. Evans Hall, the new $243 million state-of-the-art home for SOM.
• The Yale Center Beijing opened in 2014. Snyder has managed the center for the university since its inception.
• He was appointed first director of entrepreneurship programs at Yale SOM.
• He was appointed SOM’s first director of community and inclusion.
Snyder will return full-time to teaching and research after he steps down as dean.
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