Drucker School Dean to go away at the End of Spring Semester


Jenny Darroch will join Miami University’s Farmer School of Business as its new dean.


AS A GRAD STUDENT IN Nz, Jenny Darroch knew Peter Drucker's philosophy well-she discovered his aphoristic quotes everywhere in her marketing textbooks.

But that was the closest she ever likely to reach him-she never dreamed she’d actually become familiar with the father of contemporary management.

That changed in 2003 when she visited Claremont to interview for a teaching job at the university.

Right before Drucker held certainly one of his last public (and legendary) lectures, Darroch was ushered into the auditorium to meet him. There he was: The daddy of contemporary management sat on stage inside a large leather chair, eating a donut, waiting for the attendees in the future in.

\”Apparently, it was a bit of a ritual for him to achieve that,\” she said. \”I sat in awe just like the rest of the audience and paid attention to him tell an array of stories that seemed disparate at first, and then bring all of them together at the conclusion. That was his style.\”

Encountering Drucker is one of the memories Darroch will take with her when she leaves the university after the spring semester. Darroch is going to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she will take on the function of dean of the Farmer School of economic.

Darroch’s 16-year career at the Drucker School comes to a detailed using the current academic year. It may be bittersweet, she says, “but it is time.”

Darroch's departure was announced inside a recent campus-wide message sent by Provost Patricia Easton.

\”Her commitment and enthusiasm to best offer the students, faculty, and staff from the Drucker School of Management will be missed,\” Easton said within the announcement.

The author of the highly regarded books Why Marketing to Women Fails and Marketing Through Turbulent Times, Darroch recently served as the university's Drucker School of Management dean for nearly four years.

During her tenure, the school launched the worldwide Family Business Institute, expanded membership of their advisory board, boosted student enrollment, and made substantive changes towards the MBA program, such as the development of the Drucker Signature Platform.

\”I am so happy with they we've created and also the results we've achieved,\” she said.

While her two sons live and work in New Zealand, Darroch said she and her husband Andrew will relocate to the University of Miami, where she's wanting to immerse herself locally and find \”ways to balance continuity and change just as Drucker taught us to do.\”

\”I wish to thank the lots of people who've led to my success at the Drucker School: colleagues, students, alumni, friends, and family,\” she said. \”Moving from the place that has been my house for 16 years is bittersweet. But it is time.\”

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