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Dean Robert J. Dolan
  Dean Robert Dolan

U-M Board of Regents Reappoint Dean Robert Dolan to Second Term

12/23/2005 --

Dean Dolan is cited for his "extraordinary leadership and vision."

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan Board of Regents has reappointed Ross School Dean Robert J. Dolan to a second five-year term, effective July 1, 2006.

"During his first term, Dean Dolan has provided extraordinary leadership and vision to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business," said Edward Gramlich, U-M interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. "He has advanced the reputation and distinctiveness of the school, making it one of the elite business schools in the world.

"With the support and help of the school's faculty and staff, he has worked to improve the school's programs, enhance the faculty, improve the school's research environment, and strengthen alumni and donor relationships. Dean Dolan articulates a clear message about his vision and goals for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and this positive influence prepares students to compete at a world-class level."

About his reappointment, Dolan said, "I very much appreciate this vote of confidence from the Regents and the kind words from Provost Gramlich. It is an honor to be at this great university and I look forward to working with faculty, students and staff in the adventures of a second term."

Dolan is also the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School and president of the William Davidson Institute. He previously taught at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business from 1976 to 1980 and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration from 1980 until coming to Michigan in 2001.

He is an expert on product policy and pricing and is the author of many articles and several books, including "Power Pricing: How Managing Price Transforms the Bottom Line," "Managing the New Product Development Process" and "Marketing Management."

Dolan received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Rochester in 1977, a master of science degree in business administration from Rochester in 1976 and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Boston College in 1969.

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