Re-appointment of Prof. Roger Martin as Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

PDAD&C #53, 2010-11

Memorandum

To:
 Faculty, Staff and Students, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
 PDAD&C
From:
 Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date:
 February 14, 2011
Re:
 Re-appointment of Prof. Roger Martin as Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management



It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Agenda Committee of the Academic Board has approved the re-appointment of Professor Roger Martin as Dean of the Rotman School of Management effective May 1, 2011 and ending on June 30, 2014.

Professor Martin has served as Dean of the Rotman School of Management for two very successful terms and is currently leading the Rotman School through a major building and expansion project. In accordance with the University's policy on the Appointment of Academic Administrators, the President of the University of Toronto allowed for the possibility of a renewal for a third term "where very unusual circumstances exist which, in the judgement of the President, make such renewal desirable." After an extensive external review and input from faculty, staff and students of the Rotman School, as well as from the broader University of Toronto community and beyond, the Advisory Committee to the Provost was strongly supportive of re-appointing Professor Martin for a third term.

Professor Martin writes extensively, having contributed over 200 newspaper/magazine articles since becoming Dean as well as ten Harvard Business Review articles, and will be publishing his sixth book, Fixing the Game, in May 2010.

In 2010, he was named by Business Week as one of the 27 most influential designers in the world.  In 2009, he was named by The Times and Forbes.com one of the 50 top management thinkers in the world (#32). In 2007 he was named a Business Week 'B-School All-Star' for being one of the 10 most influential business professors in the world. Business Week also named him one of seven 'Innovation Gurus' in 2005.

Please join me in congratulating Dean Martin on his re-appointment.