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.


Headshot of Vishal Gaur the dean of the Johnson School.

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.


Samuel Curtis Johnson Jr. in a suit and tie standing at a podium that says “Cornell.”

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.

One female and two male students dressed in business attire with two older men dressed in zip-up hoodies with the Flickr logo.
February 26, 2024

B-School Teams Focus on Flickr in Cornell 2024 Case Competition for Family Ownership

Olin Business School team wins the Case Competition for Family Ownership, the only such contest where students interact with a family business.

laptop computer screen graph showing daily fluctuations in Bitcoin value.
February 20, 2024

The Emerging Market of Cryptocurrencies and Perpetual Contracts

Cryptocurrencies have attracted much attention from the public. In the cryptocurrency space, perpetual contracts play a crucial role.

Arthur Keith seated in Statler Hotel lobby
February 16, 2024

As the Statler’s GM, Hotelie Doles Out Big Red Hospitality

After a career with some of the industry’s biggest names, Arthur Keith ’84 has come home to Upstate NY to lead the beloved hotel