About Chicago Booth

Message from the Dean

Booth School of Business Dean Sunil Kumar

Dear Friends,

I write to let you know that I will be leaving Chicago Booth to be the next Provost of Johns Hopkins University, effective September 1, 2016. While I am saddened to leave this great school that has been my home for the last six years, I am excited to begin this new opportunity in Baltimore.

It has been an honor to serve Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago since I was appointed dean in July 2010. I feel privileged to have been a part of this unique institution with its culture of rigorous inquiry. It has been a truly exhilarating and rewarding experience, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together. Chicago Booth is in excellent shape: The faculty, the programs, and the school’s financial resources are very strong, and the team in the Deans Office is an outstanding one. I expect the momentum we have built will continue through the transition.

I am grateful to President Zimmer for the opportunity to serve the school, and for his support during my tenure as dean. The Chicago Booth faculty and staff have been incredibly supportive and I have learned a great deal from them. The Chicago Booth alumni community welcomed me and helped me build much closer links between the school and them; for this I am truly grateful.

I wish Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago the very best. I leave grateful for my time here.

With warm regards,

Sunil Kumar
Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management
dean.kumar@chicagobooth.edu