National Search for Dean

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota conducted a national search for dean of the Carlson School of Management this year. A search committee was named by the executive vice president and provost. The University engaged the national search firm Korn Ferry to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates. As a result, Jamie Darin Prenkert was appointed the next dean of the Carlson School effective July 3, 2023 and pending the Board of Regents’ approval at its December meeting.

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Jamie Darin Prenkert, JD


Jamie Prenkert's CV

Search Updates

Position Profile

After gathering broad and insightful feedback during listening sessions, the search committee approved a position profile for the dean position that reflects the Carlson School community's input. 

Search Committee

The committee will work with the external consultants, engage in listening sessions with various constituencies, develop a position profile that reflects this broad input, and recommend a small pool of public finalists.

About the Carlson School

Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Carlson School is a leader in business education and research.

About the University of Minnesota

The flagship of the University of Minnesota System, the Twin Cities campus is Minnesota’s only land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation.

Contact Information

For more information about the search process, please contact Laura Negrini at

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