Robert J. Swieringa

Fast Forward Dean

Robert J. Swieringa, who had previously served as an accounting professor, returned to Johnson from the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 1997 to become the school’s ninth dean. Under his leadership, Johnson launched Fast Forward, a marketing campaign that captured the school’s spirit and growth: the school moved into its new home in Sage Hall; student enrollment grew by 60 percent; the faculty doubled from 47 to 101; and the budget tripled.