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School History

The Kogod School of Business was established in 1955 as Washington, D.C.'s first university-level school of business. It is named to reflect a generous gift from Robert and Arlene Kogod. Robert Kogod, a Washington real estate developer and the former co-chairman and co-president of the Charles E. Smith Companies, helped secure the school's future. Today, the Kogod School of Business is recognized for program excellence and innovation by prestigious business and academic organizations worldwide. 

The current Dean of the Kogod School of Business is Michael J. Ginzberg. Since its inception, Kogod has had seventeen deans listed below:

Nathan
Baily

Richard
Durand

Thomas
O'Connor
Maury
Seldin

Donald
Brenner

Hebert
Glazer

James
Owens
Herbert
Striner

Edwin
Caudill

Stevan
Holmberg

William
Peters
Francis
Tuggle

William
DeLone

Sterling
Ivison

Myron
Roomkin

Arthur
Warner

"The Kogod School of Business connects students to the real world with a curriculum that anticipates the changing needs of the marketplace. It leverages our Washington D.C. location - the center of world capitalism and a technology-rich business community - to create a special kind of leader." - Robert P. Kogod, BSBA '62

Kogod Expansion

Kogod School of Business Expansion

Kogod has recently expanded with seven new classrooms and much more

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