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History of Krannert: 2010-Now


Krannert alum Drew Brees (BSIM ’01) is named Super Bowl XLIV Most Valuable Player after leading the New Orleans Saints past the Indianapolis Colts. Brees also is named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

Krannert student James Franco is named the G.A. Ross Award recipient as the outstanding male senior at Purdue. A recipient of a Steven C. Beering Scholarship, Franco has a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Purdue wins the Big Ten Case Competition, held at Ohio State University. First-year MBA students Matthew Black, Saketh Chinni, D.J. Crandall, and Daniel Schwartz bring home the team trophy, and Chinni is named best overall presenter.

Jerry Lynch is named interim dean of the Krannert School, effective July 1. Another economics faculty member, Tim Cason, is named the Gadomski Chair in Economics.

Roland Parrish (BSIM ’75, MSM ’76), provides a $2 million leadership gift to support the renovation of the Management and Economics Library in the Krannert Building. The library will be renamed in his honor, marking the first time a major Purdue facility has been named in honor of an African-American alumnus.


A team of Krannert undergraduate and graduate students wins the Rubicon Contest, an international case competition in Germany. Purdue had been the runner-up in the competition the previous year.

Professor Cliff Fisher receives the Murphy Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, the highest teaching honor bestowed by Purdue.

Purdue begins offering a new bachelor of arts degree in economics. The degree comes from the College of Liberal Arts, with coursework from that college and the Krannert School.

P. Christopher Earley is named dean of the Krannert School and James Brooke Henderson Professor of Management, and assumes the deanship on November 1. He previously had been dean and Auran J. Fox Chair in Business at the University of Connecticut.

For the fourth time, Beth Brooke (BSIM ’81) is named to the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list. Brooke, who played basketball at Purdue, is global vice chair at Ernst & Young.

Former dean John Day dies on March 28, and former dean Keith Smith (PhD ’66) passes away on October 2.


Krannert alum Carolyn Woo (BSIM '75,  MSIA '76, PhD '79) is named CEO of Catholic Relief Services. She had been dean of the business school at the University of Notre Dame.

Launching Business Leaders is offered to undergraduate students, complementing their classroom education with lifelong professional and personal development skills. A similar program, Launching Global Leaders, rolled out to master's students in 2011.

Dean Earley meets with alumni at events in Houston, the Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Krannert partners with EMLyon in France and Zhejiang University in China for the Global Entrepreneurship Program. The year-long offering is aimed at developing the next generation of technical entrepreneurs.

Professor Emeritus Arnie Cooper passes away on December 6.


Krannert announces an on-campus One-Year MBA for STEM Professionals, to begin in 2014. The program is suited for participants to take management or leadership positions in technology-based firms.

Krannert also offers its first online master's degree in economics, the first program of its kind offered by a major research university. The programs is designed to give students with STEM backgrounds insight into business, markets and government.

Krannert graduate Jim Mitchell (BSM '89) is CEO of Fuhu, which produces an Android-based tablet for children. Fuhu is named the "fastest-growing company in the U.S." by Inc. magazine.

Jeff Reuer, the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Governance, is elected as a Strategic Management Society Fellow.

In connection with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Professor Brad Alge takes a group of students to the battle site as part of a course on leadership.

Purdue graduate and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb is keynote speaker for a Krannert School alumni reception in Washington, D.C.

Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke, Dean Emeritus Rick Cosier and local attorney Tony Benton teach a sports management course. Guest speakers include Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and Mark Silverman, president of the Big Ten Network.

Longtime Krannert supporter Dick Dauch (BSIM '64, HDR '99) passes away on August 2.