News and Updates
A dean search advisory committee has been appointed by Provost Teresa Sullivan and Provost-Designate Phil Hanlon to identify recommended candidates for the dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.


Gerald Davis, the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management and professor of management and organizations in the Ross School, is serving as chair of the committee.


Dean Search Advisory Committee Email


Dean Application

Dean Nominations and Applications

The University of Michigan invites nominations and applications for the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Regularly ranked among the top 10 business schools in the world, the Ross School of Business capitalizes on the broad excellence of the University of Michigan, an institution that excels in socially relevant, cross-functional research with rich intra-campus and external business relations.

Dean Position Description

Dean Position Description

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Ross School of Business, responsible to the Provost for oversight and quality of all of the School's academic and research programs. The University of Michigan has a decentralized governance structure granting significant autonomy to schools and colleges to deploy their resources flexibly and intelligently.

Dean Search Survey

Dean Search Survey

Over the coming weeks the committee will be gathering information and ideas from Ross students, alumni, staff, and faculty; deans and administrators at other schools at the University of Michigan; and other constituencies with a stake in the dean search. If you'd like to contribute your ideas, please fill out the survey below.

Sullivan, Hanlon select Ross School dean search committee

"Dean Dolan’s leadership and vision have literally transformed the school into one of the elite business schools in the world. He will leave a legacy that positions the Ross School to continue its tradition of excellence..." - Provost Sullivan