Dean Matthew J. Slaughter of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Earns Third Term
The Tuck School of Business has announced that Dean Matthew J. Slaughter has been appointed to serve a third four-year term as the Paul Danos Dean of Tuck, running through June of 2027. This move comes as no surprise, given Slaughter’s notable accomplishments and popularity over the course of his first two terms as Dean.
The announcement was made by Provost Davis Kotz (D’86), who cited Slaughter’s optimism, energy, commitment, and “drive to innovate” as key traits that have endeared the Dean to the Tuck community. Slaughter offered the following statement about his appointment for a third term:
It remains a great honor to serve as dean. The Tuck community is unlike any other. Each day, I get to partner with remarkable faculty, students, staff, and alumni to create experiences that are truly personal, connected, and transformative. Thanks to this total team effort, we have built a lot of momentum. Over the next four years, we will harness this momentum to create even more of the trust-based, data-informed, 21st-century learning that our world is seeking,says Slaughter.I am excited about what is to come.
Dean Slaughter has faced no shortage of accomplishments and challenges over the course of his tenure; in his first term, he helped to refine the mission and strategy for the school, updated the curriculum and took steps to ensure an ongoing process of iteration and innovation. His second term was marked by the arrival of a global pandemic, during which the school nimbly pivoted to online learning and made major investments to successfully weather a very challenging period. Most recently, in 2022, Slaughter and his team broke fundraising records by bringing in over $331 million and easily surpassing the school’s $250 million goal. Throughout Dean Slaughter’s tenure, Tuck Annual Giving has seen rates of alumni participation that are unrivaled – and likely the envy of many peer programs.
Slaughter has been at Dartmouth and Tuck for nearly 30 years, starting as an economics professor to Dartmouth undergraduates (1994-2001), and continuing on with a number of roles at Tuck (2002-date) as Professor, Associate Dean, and Dean. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics at Notre Dame and his PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.