D’Amore-McKim Dean: “Our future is bright and our dreams are big”

Northeastern formally installed Raj Echambadi as the inaugural Dunton Family Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business on Wednesday night in the Visitor Center, where university leaders and accomplished alumni extolled him as a passionate leader and innovative thinker.

“You are going to make an impact,” President Joseph E. Aoun told Echambadi, to whom he presented a medallion in honor of his Dunton Family Deanship. “You’re very intense, and we love you for that. You’re very innovative, and we love you for that.”

The Dunton Family Deanship—established  through a gift from Gary Dunton, DMSB’78, and his wife Lea Anne—is the university’s first endowed deanship. Through the deanship, the Duntons will provide a permanent flow of resources that the dean can use to empower students, advance faculty, and support new and existing programs.

“I am a firm believer in the power of education to transform lives,” said Echambadi. “We in higher education are in the inspiration business.”

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