Dean Roger Martin, Rotman School of Management

PDAD&C #21, 2012-13

To:  PDAD&C 
From:  Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost 
Date:  October 23, 2012 
Re:  Dean Roger Martin, Rotman School of Management


As has been announced by Professor Roger Martin last week (see attached memo), and reported in the Globe and Mail and the Bulletin, Professor Martin will step down as Dean of the Rotman School of Management, effective June 30, 2013. 

Roger Martin has presided over an unprecedented period of growth at the School, culminating in the opening of the landmark new building on St. George Street earlier this fall.  Under his leadership, Rotman’s MBA program has grown to become one of the most prestigious in the world, making “Integrative Thinking” a premier theory amongst leaders in management schools and in the worlds of business and education. 

As a result of Professor Martin’s vision and efforts, Rotman now boasts globally renowned faculty, students, programs and facilities, with the groundwork laid for continued growth and internationalization.

I am delighted that Professor Martin will be leading the Rotman School's Martin Prosperity Institute, one of the world’s finest research centres on the role of sub-national factors – location, place and city-regions – in global economic prosperity. 

Over the next few days I will be soliciting input from the Rotman community as to the appointment of an Interim Dean.  I will also be sending out a call for nominations for the Advisory Committee which will search for a new Dean of the Rotman School.

The University of Toronto remains committed to the vision of the Rotman School of Management realized under the remarkable leadership of Dean Roger Martin.  On behalf of the University, I thank Professor Martin for his contributions and wish him every success in his ongoing research programs.