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Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Hires Associate Dean for Executive Education

October 20, 2002

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John F. Cady

DURHAM, NC -- John F. Cady has been named associate dean of executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Dean Douglas T. Breeden announced Monday.

He replaces Richard Staelin, who is now deputy dean for the school.

Cady will manage Fuqua’s non-degree, open-enrollment executive education operation, ranked No. 4 in the world by the Financial Times 2002 survey. Its courses range from the four-week general management courses to the specialized courses focused on strategy and leadership and finance and accounting. In total, Fuqua offers eight short courses and a series of learning on demand courses for students from all over the world.

"Our executive education program has grown over the years that Rick has managed it. We expect John Cady to continue and even accelerate that growth. We will benefit tremendously from John's 30 years' experience both in the private sector and in the world of business education, " said Breeden.

“Under John’s leadership I am confident he will ensure we continue to offer outstanding executive education and attract highly qualified participants. His knowledge of corporate needs and academic expertise will prove to be invaluable in our quest to be a leader in executive education,” said Staelin.

Cady comes to Fuqua from the Boston-based Center for Executive Development (CED) where he is a founder and faculty partner. CED is a provider of customized executive education and strategic change consulting. For 11 years, Cady was a faculty member at Harvard Business School where he specialized in business strategy, public policy and marketing and taught in Harvard’s executive education programs. Prior to Harvard, Cady was senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in the Senior Executive Program and the Sloan Fellows’ Program. In addition, he served on the faculty of numerous international business schools including, Keio University (Japan), Queens University (Canada), Witswatersrand (South Africa) and INSEAD (France). Cady has also published 50 case studies on business strategy, planning and implementation and authored articles in several journals and other academic publications.

He received a B.A. in economics in 1970, a MBA in 1971, and his Ph.D. of management in 1975, all from the State University of New York.

About Executive Education at The Fuqua School of Business

Fuqua’s top-ranked open-enrollment executive education programs are designed to provide fast, practical solutions that can be brought back to the organization and result in real business value and impact. General management courses have the overall objective of improving the participants’ leadership abilities, and specialized courses are functionally oriented and designed for executives and managers who want to enhance specific skills. Visit www.ee.fuqua.duke.edu to learn more about these programs.


About The Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business (www.fuqua.duke.edu), founded in 1969, offers its MBA degree in four formats. The Duke MBA-Daytime is the school's flagship program; the other non-residential executive MBA options include The Duke MBA-Cross Continent, The Duke MBA-Global Executive and The Duke MBA-Weekend Executive. Fuqua also offers non-degree executive education.