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Professor Damien McLoughlin (left) and Professor Edward A. Snyder. Photo: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Former Dean Edward A. Snyder Receives Honorary Degree from University College Dublin

Snyder was recognized for leading the creation of the Global Network of Advanced Management and his other accomplishments as dean of three top business schools. 

Edward A. Snyder, the William S. Beinecke Professor of Management and the dean of Yale SOM from 2011 to 2019, received an honorary doctorate of economic science from University College Dublin at a ceremony on December 13.

As dean, Snyder led the creation of the Global Network Advanced Management, which connects leading business schools around the world. UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business was among the founding members of the network.

“Ted set out to create a unique business school network focused on a truly global experience for students, but lower in bureaucracy and even lower on cost,” said Damien McLoughlin, the Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing at UCD Smurfit, who served as the school’s associate dean for international programs at the time of the network’s founding. 

At Yale, McLoughlin noted, Snyder also worked to strengthen the School of Management’s connection to the rest of Yale University and its mission to educate leaders for business and society—all of which followed successful tenures as dean of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. 

“Taking these investments in interdisciplinarity, school focus and student selection, and globalization,” he said, “Ted has helped to create a future-ready, socially aware and economically relevant cohort of managers, not just for the United States, but for the whole world.”