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June 5, 2024

David Souder recommended as dean of MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business

David Souder has been recommended to serve as the next dean of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, effective July 8, 2024. Pending approval from MSU’s Board of Trustees, Souder will succeed Judith Whipple, who has served as interim dean since August 2022.

Souder currently serves as senior associate dean for faculty and research at the University of Connecticut School of Business, where he is a professor in the Boucher Management and Entrepreneurship Department. Souder has prior leadership experience serving as the interim campus director for UConn Stamford, interim dean for the UConn School of Business and the associate dean for graduate programs. Before joining academia, he worked in the private sector as a strategy consultant based in New York and London.

A headshot of David Souder.
David Souder. Courtesy photo.

“Thoughtful and forward-looking, Dr. Souder is a consensus-building leader with a strong commitment to fostering excellence in teaching and research,” said MSU Interim Provost Thomas Jeitschko. “I am confident that his breadth and depth of experiences will serve him well as the next leader of the college.”

Souder’s research focuses on corporate short-termism and long-term thinking, and he frequently speaks with media and business groups on related topics. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in finance and strategic management, and his doctorate in strategic management and organization from the University of Minnesota.

“It is a great privilege to be joining the Michigan State community as dean of the Eli Broad College of Business,” said Souder. “The college has a long history of leadership among public business schools, and I look forward to working with the Broad leadership team, staff, faculty, students, alumni and our many partners across the university to help ensure that the mission and vision of Broad continue to inspire the future of business.”

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