After nearly 30 years at UC Berkeley, David Downes
has announced that he will retire from the university
in early August.
“For over 20 years within the MBA Program, David
has provided both leadership and friendship to faculty,
staff, students, and alumni,” says Andy Shogan,
associate dean for Instruction. “David is synonymous
with the MBA Program. Measures of an administrator’s
success include how many persons fondly recall him/her
when they think of the school and how much the school
has improved during his/her tenure. By both measures,
David is a great success. We will miss him!”
Downes first joined the Haas community as an assistant
professor of accounting and finance in 1974. In 1980
he was appointed director of the Haas School’s
San Francisco MBA Program and continued as a lecturer
in accounting and finance. From 1985 to 1989 he took
on the additional duties of director of executive education
at Haas. He has held the position of director of the
MBA program since 1983.
Downes looks forward to taking his dog hiking in all
of the parks in the East Bay Regional Park districts.
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