Dean Taylor Randall
Dean Taylor Randall has led The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business since 2009. Randall has elevated the school’s national reputation as a place of innovation, garnering Top 25 entrepreneurship rankings for both undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2015 alone, six of the school’s programs were ranked Top 25.
Under his leadership, the value of an Eccles School education has increased dramatically. Experiential learning opportunities have expanded, with the Student Investment Fund and student-run University Venture Fund continuing to grow and provide students with real-world learning opportunities.
Randall leads the David Eccles School of Business National Advisory Board, consisting of CEOs and other prominent business minds around the country, to help him provide vision for the school’s future.
Before assuming the role of dean, Randall served as a professor of accounting for 11 years, earning accolades throughout his teaching career. He served as the George S. Eccles Faculty Fellow, won the MBA and Executive MBA teaching awards, the Brady Superior Teaching Award and the Marvin J. Ashton Excellence Award. The University Venture Fund became the largest student-run venture fund in the country under his guidance as faculty director.
Randall graduated from the University of Utah with honors in accounting and then earned an MBA and Ph.D. in operations and information management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His research there focused on the economic impact of operational strategies.
In addition to his work in the classroom and the dean’s office at the David Eccles School of Business, Randall has served as visiting faculty at Wharton, Washington University and INSEAD, a graduate business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.