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Extracted Content: In a highly unusual move, the dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has agreed to accept the deanship at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Geoffrey Garrett, who has been dean of Wharton for just under five years, will stay at Wharton for one more year before assuming the job in July of 2020. His appointment is likely to fuel even more controversy at the school because it occurred without a thorough search for a new leader of the Marshall School. Gareth James, a Marshall professor for more than two decades, will serve as interim dean beginning July 1 and lasting until Garrett’s arrival the following year.