Knight named to head WashU’s George and Carol Bauer Leaders Academy

  • May 24, 2024
  • By WashU Olin Business School
  • 1 minute read

Andrew Knight, WashU Olin’s vice dean for education and globalization and professor of organizational behavior, has been named executive director of WashU’s George and Carol Bauer Leaders Academy and senior advisor to the chancellor for leadership, effective July 1.

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced the appointment of Knight to succeed Kurt Dirks, who is leaving WashU Olin to become dean of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

“Andrew is a model of character-driven leadership himself,” Martin said. “In his work as an educator, an innovator and a researcher, Andrew has demonstrated his passion for developing students as leaders of purpose and character.”

I am confident that, under his direction, the George and Carol Bauer Leaders Academy will be a trailblazer in the emerging field of leadership education.  

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin

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