By: Amy Elizabeth Gleitsmann
Mark Nelson

Nelson Named Dean

In 2016, Mark W. Nelson, an accounting professor at Johnson since 1990 and former associate dean for academic affairs, was named the 12th dean. He would oversee the opening of the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education and the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus, the launch of new degree programs, and Johnson’s incorporation into the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He would also lead the school’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.