DePauw names inaugural business school dean
DePauw University has named John Clarke the inaugural dean of its newly established School of Business and Leadership. Clark comes to DePauw from Tulane University where he held academic and administrative roles.
In March 2022, DePauw announced plans for the business school as part of the five-year “DePauw’s Bold & Gold 2027” strategic plan. The new program will launch this fall.
Clarke previously served as associate dean for academic operations at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business, where he helped develop educational programs and corporate partnerships. Prior to Tulane, John was the assistant dean for strategic initiatives at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
“John’s broad administrative, teaching and industry experience, including experience at top academic institutions and consulting companies, combine to make him the ideal candidate to serve as inaugural dean,” said DePauw Vice President for Academic Affairs Dave Berque. “I am very much looking forward to working with John as we deepen our commitment to preparing ethical leaders for the future.”
New areas of study will include finance, business analytics and entrepreneurship. DePauw’s existing majors in economics and actuarial science will also be listed through the school.
“DePauw is an institution that is going places, and the community is united behind these ambitious goals. Higher education institutions are facing many challenges; DePauw is stepping ahead of its peers and taking bold steps to build for the future,” Clarke said.
He begins his new role on July 1.