Kenneth Freeman named dean of Boston University business school
June 23, 2010
Kenneth W. Freeman, former chairman and chief executive officer of Quest Diagnostics Inc., the medical testing company, and a managing director of London-based buyout specialist Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will become the next dean of Boston University’s School of Management.
Freeman, 60, who headed up Quest, in Madison, New Jersey, from 1995 to 2004, will replace Louis E. Lataif, who has headed the school for 19 years, on August 1, the business school said in a statement yesterday. Freeman received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, in Boston in 1976, and his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Freeman will continue to serve as a senior adviser to KKR after becoming dean, the statement said.
Freeman hopes to give business students both “core quantitative and analytical skills” as well as “a very strong value system,” he said in the statement. As dean he will place a priority on procuring new resources for the school, he said.