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Stanford Report, September 6, 2000

John Roberts, Daniel Rudolph appointed senior associate deans at Business School

John Roberts and Daniel N. Rudolph have been named senior associate deans in the School of Business. Roberts will represent the school to a diverse array of external constituencies, including alumni, corporations and other universities. Rudolph will oversee most of the non-academic operations at the school. He also will hold the title of chief operating officer. Both appointments were made by Dean Robert Joss and are effective Sept. 1.

Roberts, the Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics, will have a major role in communicating about the school's teaching and research and representing the views of the faculty to these external constituencies. He joined the Business School faculty in 1980, and is director of the Global Management Program and codirector of the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization.

Rudolph, a former software executive, will be responsible for information resources, executive education, external relations and the operation of the school's research centers, including the Center for Electronic Business and Commerce, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Center for Social Innovation.

Most recently, Rudolph served as president and chief executive officer of Imparto Software Corp. of Palo Alto, a startup firm that provides tools for managing web content and for managing web-based marketing campaigns. He recently successfully merged Imparto with Primus Knowledge Solutions. Previously, Rudolph served as vice president and general manager for banking services at Intuit and held executive positions at Mark Products Inc. and Molecular Design Ltd. He also has held a research position at the Federal Reserve Board and consulted for Boston Consulting Group. SR