January 26, 2021

Wyoming’s Sprott to Become Next Drucker Dean

New Drucker Dean David Sprott
NEW DRUCKER DEAN: CGU Provost Patricia Easton announced the selection of David Sprott (pictured) as the new dean of the Drucker School of Management. Sprott will be coming to Claremont Graduate University from the University of Wyoming, where he most recently served as dean of the college of business. (Photo credit: University of Wyoming)

David Sprott, a prolific scholar of marketing and dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Business, will be joining the Drucker School of Management as its new dean.

CGU Provost Patricia Easton announced Sprott’s selection in a message sent to the university community earlier this month.

“David brings a depth and breadth of experience to CGU,” Easton said. Sprott “has significant international experience and is passionate about the critical role of international experience and opportunities not only for students but also for faculty and staff.”

Sprott, who led the drive for online programs, enhanced philanthropic engagement, and implemented various diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Wyoming’s business school, will assume the titles of Henry Y. Hwang Dean and professor of marketing at the Drucker School.

A passionate believer in the Drucker philosophy takes the helm as dean.

Katharina Pick has served as the Drucker School’s interim dean since the departure of Jenny Darroch last summer.

The search for a new Drucker School dean was conducted by Storbeck Pimentel & Associates, which also led the search that resulted in Len Jessup’s selection as CGU president in 2018.

Easton noted Sprott’s professional achievements both in administrative leadership and as a practicing scholar.

In addition to his tenure at the University of Wyoming, Sprott served for more than 20 years as a faculty member at Washington State University and has been an active researcher with a focus on “consumer behavior and psychology within retailing, branding, influence strategies, and marketing public policy,” Easton said.

Sprott’s work has been published in many of the field’s top journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Retailing.

Sprott also serves as a faculty member of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, a position that he will continue to hold after joining the Drucker School.

Sprott received his bachelor’s in business and an MBA from Kent State University. He earned a doctorate in marketing from the University of South Carolina.

“David is a passionate believer in the Drucker philosophy and is a staunch proponent of enhancing that legacy for our next generation of students,” Easton said. “I very much look forward to working with David and supporting his efforts and those of the Drucker School faculty, staff, and advisors as we write the next chapter of the Drucker School story.”