The University of Virginia announced today that Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school’s dean in 2015. During nearly a decade as dean and his previous 23 years of teaching, he has advanced Darden’s presence and stature on the global stage.

Robert F. Bruner

“Bob Bruner’s impact on Darden has been transformational and will carry the school forward,” UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “Darden is recognized worldwide for student satisfaction and for delivering the best graduate business education experience. Bob and his team have achieved this reputation through curricular innovations, the launch of two new formats of the Darden MBA, an unrelenting search for top faculty and student talent, and attention to every detail of the academic experience.”

Executive Vice President and Provost John Simon also announced that Ken Eades will chair the committee charged with conducting a global search for the ninth dean of the Darden School. Eades is a professor of business administration at Darden and a professor and area coordinator in finance.

“We will conduct a thorough search and offer opportunities for all of Darden’s constituencies to engage in the process,” Simon said. “Bob has laid a strong foundation for Darden to continue to make its mark on the world stage.”

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