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David Downes to Retire

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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