May 23, 2011

Yash Gupta to step down as dean of Carey Business School

Yash P. Gupta, founding dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, will step down from his post at the end of the academic year.

In a broadcast message announcing Gupta’s decision to the Johns Hopkins community, President Ronald J. Daniels said, “The establishment of the Carey Business School in 2007 marked a landmark moment in the proud history of business and management education at Johns Hopkins. Since then, the new school has accomplished so much, with the recruitment of a core group of full-time research faculty, new headquarters in Baltimore’s burgeoning Harbor East business district and the establishment of the university’s first MBA program designed for full-time students,” he said. “The Carey Business School has quickly become a vital component of The Johns Hopkins University.”

Daniels said that he gives all due credit for the school’s significant progress to Gupta, “who has been a tireless evangelist for the school and brought us to this important moment.”

Among Gupta’s other accomplishments, Daniels noted his launching the school’s Global MBA program, recruiting exceptional scholars and business practitioners, developing policies and procedures, and inaugurating the successful Leaders + Legends speaker series.

Gupta also established an academic board, recruited business leaders to serve on the school’s corporate advisory board and board of overseers, and worked actively to promote the Carey School and to develop it as a brand.

Daniels said that he and Provost Lloyd B. Minor will soon initiate a national search for a new dean “with the passion and vision to advance the important work that Yash Gupta has done as the inaugural dean.”

Phillip Phan, executive vice dean of the Carey Business School, will serve as interim dean, effective July 1.

Gupta will be joining SDP Telecom as its chief executive officer.