Edward Pennell Brooks

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Edward Pennell Brooks (1896–1991), aka E.P. Brooks and Penn Brooks, was the founding Dean (from 1951-1959) of the MIT Sloan School of Management.[1]

Prior to his tenure, the Sloan School was known as the MIT Department of Business and Engineering Administration. A 1950 gift from MIT alumnus and GM Chairman Alfred P. Sloan turned the department into the School of Industrial Management,[2] which opened its doors in 1952 with Brooks as its first dean. In 1964 the School was renamed the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management in its founder's honor.[3]

Brooks received his S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1917. He was a member of the first class to receive the degree in Course XV: Engineering Administration.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edward P. Brooks, 95, M.I.T. Dean Emeritus". The New York Times. February 27, 1991. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sloan Donates $5,250,000 For M.I.T. Industry School". The New York Times. December 21, 1950. 
  3. ^ Celebration Lunch Program. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries (unpublished). March 6, 1964. 
  4. ^ "Resume of Edward Pennell Brooks". Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries (unpublished). March 28, 1951.