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Seth Green to step down on June 30, 2021
Seth Green announced that he is stepping down as founding director of the Baumhart Center in an email sent on April 15, 2021. His last day at the Baumhart Center will be June 30, 2021.
“Being part of the Baumhart Center has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” he wrote in the announcement. “I know that Baumhart will continue to thrive and grow in the years ahead, thanks most of all to individuals like you who are part of our network.”
Loyola University Chicago plans to launch a national search for the new Baumhart Center director shortly. In the interim, Emily Nordquist, the Baumhart Center’s senior program manager, will manage daily operations.
Read the full announcement below.
Dear Baumhart Center Friends,
I'm writing to thank you for your role in the Baumhart Center and to let you know that on June 30, I will finish my tenure as the Baumhart Center’s founding director. I have accepted a new role as the dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies at the University of Chicago.
Being part of the Baumhart Center has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am in awe of the Baumhart Scholars, the courageous executives in our DEI Leadership Institute, and the extraordinary faculty, staff, students, advisors, donors, and partners who make our efforts possible. I am also immensely proud of what we have accomplished together, from developing one of the top specialty MBA programs in the country to engaging tens of thousands of leaders across the country in exploring how to harness the positive power of business.
I know that Baumhart will continue to thrive and grow in the years ahead, thanks most of all to individuals like you who are part of our network. I have included below a message from Quinlan School of Business Dean Kevin Stevens and Center Advisory Board Chair Paul Fisher on next steps in this leadership transition.
While sending this note is bittersweet, I am grateful to have three more months in this role and a busy agenda ahead—with our Leading for Good 2021 conference, the 2021 Innovator Awards, and our inaugural Baumhart Scholars MBA commencement (to name just a few of our upcoming activities).
I look forward to hopefully “seeing you” at these gatherings and to raising a virtual glass in gratitude for your role in the center’s growth and development.
Founding Director, Baumhart Center
Message from the Dean and Advisory Board Chair
We are incredibly grateful for all that Seth Green has done for Loyola University Chicago and the Baumhart Center. Please join us in thanking him and wishing him well in his next role as dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies at the University of Chicago.
Seth has been a true whirlwind of activity since joining Loyola in August 2017. His accomplishments include:
- Developing the Baumhart Center into one of the leading university centers in the U.S. for advancing the practice of social business.
- Launching the Baumhart Scholars MBA, a first-of-its-kind program that prepares leaders from the private, government, and social sectors to thrive at the intersection of profit and purpose.
- Establishing the Innovator Awards, a global, interdisciplinary award series that recognizes companies at the forefront of social innovation in business.
- Launching an array of transdisciplinary educational programs and events that have engaged more than 15,000 professionals and students from across the world in exploring how to integrate business strategy and social purpose.
Thank you, Seth, for your leadership and vision!
Next steps for the Baumhart Center
The Quinlan School of Business and the University remain committed to the success and growth of the Baumhart Center and a smooth leadership transition. We plan to launch a national search for the new Baumhart Center director shortly. In the interim, the center is in good hands with Emily Nordquist, the Baumhart Center’s senior program manager. She has worked closely with Seth since 2017, first as an MBA student, then as a professional colleague. In her professional role, she has led the expansion of the Baumhart Scholars MBA and developed the center’s successful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Institute.
We welcome your thoughts on the future of the Baumhart Center and your continued partnership.
Dean, Quinlan School of Business
Chair, Baumhart Center Advisory Board