sealPurdue News

December 4, 2002

Purdue business school dean, professor
to meet with German Chancellor Schroeder

Richard A. Cosier, dean of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and Leeds Professor of Management, and Dan E. Schendel, professor of management and dean of the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration (GISMA), will meet on Thursday (12/5) with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Berlin.

Also involved in the meeting will be Krannert School alumnus Juergen Grossmann, owner and chief executive officer of Georgsmarienhutte Holding GmbH, and two GISMA officials.

They will discuss the international and American economies, trade, business ethics and American MBA-style education.

GISMA was founded in 1999 as a collaboration between the Krannert School of Management and a German foundation in Hanover, Germany. More than 100 students have received MBAs from the one-year, full-time program, and more than 40 have graduated from the part-time, executive MBA program. Friday (12/6) marks the graduation of the second class of executive MBA students.

Cosier and Schendel will be available to talk to the media about their discussion with Schroeder when they return to campus. Cosier will be back in West Lafayette on Monday (12/9), and Schendel will return Dec. 16.

CONTACT: Cosier, (765) 494-4366,; Schendel, (765) 494-4386,