Northwestern Kellogg School of Management dean Blount leaving – Education News

Sally Blount, dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, is stepping down.

Northwestern said in a statement that Blount, 56, who will leave the post at the end of this academic year, completed the strategic plan she initiated when she took the post in 2010.

WatchBlount’svideoannouncementhere.

Previously, she was dean of New York University’s undergraduate college and vice-dean of its Stern School of Business. She was the first woman to lead a “top business school,” the school said in the statement.

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“UnderSallyBlount’sleadership,theschoollaunchedandrecentlycompletedaseven-yearplantotransformKelloggandthefutureofbusinesseducation,includingtheconstructionandopeningofanewstate-of-the-arthomefortheschool,reshapingitsdegreeportfolio,recruitingdynamicfacultyandstaff,andsettingrecordsforfundraisingandalumniengagement,”ProvostJonathanHolloway saidinthestatement.

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