New Dyson Dean to Join Martha Pollack in Move From University of Michigan

Lynn Perry Wooten will be the newest David J. Nolan Dean of The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the school announced on Monday. Wooten, senior associate dean for student and academic excellence at the University of Michigan’s business school, will join her colleague Martha Pollack in a move from Michigan to Ithaca on July 1, according to the University. Wooten — who will succeed interim dean Edward McLaughlin, the Robert G. Tobin Professor of Marketing — said that she is “looking forward” to the move. “For a while, I have been fond of Ezra Cornell’s ethos of ‘any person… any study,’ and now I have the honor to live this ethos by serving a dean of the Dyson School,” she told the Cornell Chronicle. She also expressed enthusiasm regarding Dyson’s distinct mission in “solving the world’s most significant business and social issues,” a statement posted on the school’s website.

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“Our bold ideas and willingness to embrace the challenge will bring us together as a community, and allow us to explore courageous ways of creating a future that is good for the planet, our long-term prosperity and all people,” she said. “Each small step — reducing paper use in one office, or introducing local foods at an event series — displays the power of a community to come together and create real change.”