Published: July 26 2006 14:34 | Last updated: July 26 2006 14:34
Myron Roomkin has resigned as dean of the Weatherhead school at Case Western Reserve University after just 21 months in the job.
Prof Roomkin is the third dean to resign from the job since the year 2000 - the rapid departures of both Mohsen Anvari and William Laidlaw, Prof Roomkin’s two predecessors, led the dean’s position at the school to be described as a “revolving door”. However, when Prof Roomkin took up the post in the autumn of 2004, he described the school as an “underperforming asset” and believed he could fashion a bold and innovative style of management education there.
Prof Roomkin resigned following financial problems in the university which resulted in the business school losing a substantial amount of investment funds. The President of the university left abruptly earlier this year.
Before taking the job at Weatherhead Prof Roomkin was dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University. An expert in labour relations, he spent more than 20 years in various faculty positions at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University before joining American University.