Geoffrey Garrett, the dean of the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, will become the new dean of the Marshall School of Business at USC.
But . . . he will not start until July, 2020. There is already some criticism because no search was done and no one else was interviewed. Garrett previously worked at USC from 2006-09 and his hiring is probably considered a coup in academic circles.
Garrett will take over a messy situation as students, donors and trustees were upset the previous dean, Jim Ellis, was fired.