Yale SOM Dean Snyder Appointed to Second Term

Fresh on the heels of being named Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants, Edward Snyder has been appointed to a second term as dean of the Yale School of Management.

“I am delighted that he is willing to continue in this capacity and foster SOM’s continued excellence and prominence on the world stage,” President Peter Salovey announced in a letter to the SOM community.

During his tenure, Snyder has expanded the SOM’s mission of educating leaders for business and society by further connecting with Yale’s other professional schools, opening ultra modern new facilities, and by greatly expanding its international footprint through its Leadership Center in Beijing and the Global Network for Advanced Management.  The Global Network, founded by Snyder in 2012, currently has 28 member schools from all over the world.

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Salovey noted that many members of the Yale SOM community wrote to recommend the dean’s reappointment.

“In reading the comments that so many of you took the time to send me, I was struck anew by the many facets of the dean’s leadership and the abundance of connections he has forged for the school,” Salovey said.

“You wrote of his talent for motivating colleagues, uniting faculty, staff, and students in a strong sense of purpose. You lauded his clear agenda toward transforming SOM into one of the world’s elite business schools. And you spoke of his commitment to Yale SOM’s unique mission to educate leaders for business and society,” he continued.

Snyder began his term as dean of Yale SOM in 2011, and is regarded as the most successful business school dean in the nation, former Yale University President Richard C. Levin said at the time. Prior to accepting the position at Yale SOM, Snyder served as dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and had also held that position at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and antitrust economics.


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