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An Evening with Five GSB Deans, Moderated by Dean Garth Saloner

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, five GSB Deans came together for the first time! The GSB Oral History Program brought together Arjay Miller, Robert Jaedicke, A. Michael Spence, and Robert Joss to discuss the Stanford Graduate School of Business' past and its future, with Dean Garth Saloner as moderator. 

The Deans
photo-Arjay Miller Arjay Miller
GSB Dean, 1969-1979

Miller agreed to the deanship on condition that the School begin a program that would educate business in the concerns of government and society, and government in the needs of business. He envisioned a program that would produce managers better able to anticipate and deal with unexpected crises.

photo-Robert K. Jaedicke Robert K. Jaedicke
GSB Dean, 1983-1990

Robert K. Jeadicke began his relationship with the Business School as part of the accounting faculty, and received the Distinguished Professor Award in 1985. As dean, he expanded the size of the permanent faculty and broadened the scope of the school's curriculum.

photo-A. Michael Spence A. Michael Spence
GSB Dean, 1990-1999

Under Spence's leadership during the 1990s, the School built relationships between researchers and business and industry leaders, and put more emphasis on global management issues, the management of technology, and entrepreneurship.

photo-Robert L. Joss Robert L. Joss
 GSB Dean, 1999-2009
As eighth dean of the Business School, Robert L. Joss steered the School into the 21st century with a new curriculum, new campus, and multidisciplinary collaborations. 
photo-Dean Garth Saloner Garth Saloner, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean,
2009 - present

Garth Saloner has served as the ninth dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business since September 2009. He has previously held positions as the Business School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director for Research and Curriculum Development, and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Saloner's career is highlighted by a deep passion for entrepreneurship and a commitment to educating students to think and act with a comprehensive economic perspective 

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