Offices of the Deans

The Dean, Academic Dean, and Executive Dean are the school’s senior administrative officers. Under the leadership of Dean David Ellwood, who sets the school’s broad course, the Academic Dean oversees academic operations while the Executive Dean oversees day-to-day administration.

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Dean's Office

Dean David Ellwood sets the school’s strategic direction and leads its efforts to advance the public interest. The Dean’s Office also oversees certain initiatives, such as Acting in Time.

Academic Dean's Office

The Academic Dean oversees major faculty and research activities at the school, including appointments, sponsored research, the faculty budget, and the Faculty Steering Committee.

Executive Dean's Office

The Executive Dean oversees the operating and business functions of the school including Degree Programs, Executive Education, and the Offices of Financial Services, Information Services, Research Administration, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs and Facilities and Services.


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