Lake Forest Graduate School of Management announced today that the
School's President and CEO, John Popoli, has decided to retire at the
end of the 2013-14 Academic year - effective June 30, 2014. Mr. Popoli's
retirement will bring a close to a remarkable career of nearly 20 years
of continuous service to the Graduate School, its students, faculty,
alumni, and staff.
"Under his leadership and in collaboration with his colleagues and the
Board of Directors, John made significant contributions to the Graduate
School," said Board Chairman, Dave McDonough. "His broad and deep
experience in strategy and business operations coupled with his people
and communication skills, were hallmarks of his distinguished tenure."
The timing will allow for an effective search for and a transition to a
replacement to lead the School.
The LFGSM Board of Directors has retained a search firm with an
established practice filling senior level positions in higher education
and non-profit organizations. The Search Committee will work to review
and recommend candidate(s) to the Board in time for the selected
candidate to begin on July 1, 2014.
John joined LFGSM as Vice President and Academic Dean in 1994 and was
named Executive Vie President and Dean, Degree Programs in 1999.
In these roles, he developed the Leadership Learning™ value
proposition and educational philosophy, enhanced faculty relationships,
benchmarked the entire graduate business curriculum, and created
strategies and programs that continue to drive the growth of LFGSM today.
John was appointed the fourth president of Lake Forest Graduate School
of Management in June 2001. Under his leadership and in collaboration
with his colleagues and the Board of Directors, John made significant
contributions to the Graduate School:
"I have had the privilege to work with terrific faculty, dedicated
staff, and a passionate Board of Directors - all in the service of our
Mission, students, and corporate clients. I am really proud of what the
Graduate School has achieved in terms of its expanded academic
offerings, new delivery models, financial stability, and strategic
direction," said John Popoli.
About Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Founded by businesses - for businesses in 1946, Lake Forest Graduate
School of Management (LFGSM) is the 4th largest
not-for-profit part-time graduate business school in Chicago. LFGSM is
an independent, accredited leader in practical graduate business
education - taught by 100% business-practitioner faculty, leading to MBA
degrees and Graduate Level Certificates via its campus locations in Lake
Forest, Schaumburg and online. To learn more, please visit www.lakeforestmba.edu
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