Leading the Way through Innovation and Collaboration

Our leadership team, from deans and senior program directors to executive directors, helps ensure our school delivers on its promise of a unique, rich, and dynamic education.

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is led by a dedicated, innovative, and collaborative team of academic and industry experts. They are supported by highly engaged councils and committees of alumni, business leaders, and friends.


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Our Dean: Vishal Gaur

Vishal Gaur is a pioneering leader and scholar—and the visionary behind several of our newest programs. In July 2023, Gaur was appointed the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean. At the Johnson School since 2007, he is the Emerson Professor of Manufacturing and a professor of operations, technology, and information management.

Meet Our Dean

Advisory Councils and Committees

Collaboration is a core value of our school and the greater college. We look to a variety of councils and committees for guidance and support on academics, career development, financial planning, sustainability, and other elements of success.

Learn about the Council

Advisory Council

This engaged body of alumni, friends, and school leaders provides guidance, financial support, and promotional support for strategic initiatives. Nominated members serve four years.

Learn about JRAC

Recent Alumni Council

The Johnson Recent Alumni Council (JRAC) helps enhance the experience for current and newly graduated students. Among their initiatives is the 10 Under 10 Notable Alumni program.

Meet the Committee

Management Committee

Leaders from across the school—from academics to finance—compose our Johnson Management Committee. Their expertise helps guide our strategic goals.


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A Family Legacy: The Gift That Transformed a School

What began with manufacturing wooden parquet floors in Racine, Wisconsin, led to building the future of business education. In 1984, about a century after Samuel Curtis Johnson founded what would become a globally recognized company, his family made a historic $20 million gift that named a school in his honor.

Learn About the Johnson Family

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Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence and Impact

Decades of notable achievements. Countless contributions to society. Immeasurable impact on the future of business. In 2021, the Johnson School celebrated its 75th anniversary and, through a series of events, reflected on the accomplishments of our trailblazing students, faculty, and alumni.

More About our 75th Anniversary

News and Updates from the Johnson School

From groundbreaking faculty research to notable student achievements in and out of the classroom, our BusinessFeed shares stories about our community.

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June 18, 2024

The cost of silence: Financial stress mutes couples’ communication

Dyson and Johnson school researchers found evidence that financial stress plays a significant role in hindering communication between partners about finances.

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June 17, 2024

Cornell Keynotes Podcast: Current Trends in Generative AI Tech

Karan Girotra, a professor at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Cornell Tech, explains the current capabilities of AI and shares newsworthy updates about the technology on the Cornell Keynotes podcast.

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June 17, 2024

Dairy Innovation Program Nurtures the Cream of the Crop

For SC Johnson College entrepreneurship lecturer Ken Rother, Cornell's Dairy Runway Program is “very Socratic”–a dialogue to road-test suppositions.