Announcement to be streamed live on March 8 at 9:30 a.m. Central.

University of Minnesota Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Hanson and President Eric W. Kaler will announce the dean-designate for the Carlson School of Management during an event in the Carlson School's atrium Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday's event, featuring the formal introduction and a brief discussion with Provost Hanson, President Kaler and the dean-designate, will be streamed live on the Carlson School of Management website. Interested parties are invited to submit discussion questions via Twitter using the hashtag #CarlsonDean at any time prior to the announcement event.

The appointment will be made pending approval by the Board of Regents.
The 12th dean of the Carlson School of Management succeeds Alison Davis-Blake, who on July 1, 2011 became dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Outgoing university Provost Tom Sullivan initiated the search process in June 2011. An 18-member search committee that included faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the business community was convened September 2011 and worldwide search firm Korn/Ferry was retained to assist in fielding a highly qualified and diverse group of finalists. The four finalists participated in public interviews in January and February 2012.