Carl P. Zeithaml Dan Addison

McIntire School of Commerce dean Carl P. Zeithaml will step down after the 2019–2020 academic year, 23 years after taking the helm.

Under Zeithaml’s leadership, the commerce school has earned top marks in national business school rankings and seen a more than 70 percent jump in the total number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded. UVA will launch a national search to replace Zeithaml, who will continue as a strategic management professor after he steps down as dean.

“Carl’s vision and indefatigable efforts have, for more than two decades, shaped every aspect of McIntire’s experience for the better,” said UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Magill (Law ’95) in a statement.

In 2012, Zeithaml was briefly tapped by the Board of Visitors as interim president after the forced resignation of then-President Teresa A. Sullivan. He later suspended talks about the position because of support for Sullivan, who was quickly reinstated.