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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

December 5, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dennis O'Shea
443-287-9960, dro@jhu.edu or
Zachary Pack, W. P. Carey & Co.
(212) 492-1115, zpack@wpcarey.com


Questions and Answers on the
Carey Business School and School of Education

Why are two schools being created now?
What is now the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education has a long history of serving part-time students in a variety of fields (including education, business, engineering, nursing and liberal arts). Through natural evolution, other schools at Johns Hopkins have incorporated SPSBE offerings into their respective schools, thus focusing SPSBE's portfolio on business, education and public safety leadership. Over the years, SPSBE has grown in enrollments, expanded programs and research, and increased financial support. Now, with SPSBE's programs poised for even greater growth, the university believes that SPSBE's faculty, students and alumni will benefit from the creation of two separate schools which will provide greater flexibility and allow each field of study to focus more specifically on its mission, programming, research and development activities.

What are the names of the two schools?
The new names are the Carey Business School and the School of Education.

Why the Carey Business School?
William Polk Carey has announced a $50 million donation which, paired with $50 million to be raised by the university, will launch the Carey Business School. His is the largest gift ever in support of business education at Johns Hopkins. The new school is named for his great great great grandfather, James Carey of Loudon, a prominent Baltimore businessman of the 18th and 19th centuries.
    William Polk Carey is chairman of W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, a real estate investment firm based in New York, and chairman of the W.P. Carey Foundation. He joined the board of trustees of the university in 1992 and became a trustee emeritus in 2000.
    The gift to Johns Hopkins marks Carey's second $50 million gift in support of business education. His 2003 donation to Arizona State University established the W. P. Carey Business School there. In 1885, Carey's maternal grandfather, John S. Armstrong, introduced legislation that created the Arizona Territorial Normal School, which evolved into today's Arizona State.

William Polk Carey
William Polk Carey

When will the creation of the two schools take effect?
The new schools will open on Jan. 1, 2007. The schools, though with separate leadership and faculties, will share some of their internal administrative infrastructure.

How many schools will Johns Hopkins now have?
Nine. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Carey Business School, the School of Education, the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, the Peabody Institute and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. A 10th division, the Applied Physics Laboratory, focuses on research and development and does not grant degrees.

Will the new schools serve part-time or full-time students?
Both. The business and education schools will continue to serve working adult professionals who benefit from flexible, part-time programs of study. But both SPSBE's business and education programs serve some full-time students now. In business, for example, the Edward St. John Department of Real Estate already offers a full-time one- year master of science in real estate program. Full-time program options are expected to expand as the free-standing schools grow. The Carey Business School will offer a five- year B.A.-B.S./MBA option to full-time undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. (Details will be announced as they are developed.).

Exactly which divisions of SPSBE will join the Carey Business School and which will join the School of Education?
The Carey Business School will include all of what is now SPSBE's Graduate Division of Business and Management, including the MBA program, the departments of Management, Marketing, Finance, Information and Telecommunication Systems for Business, and Business of Health and the Edward St. John Department of Real Estate. Since the SPSBE Undergraduate Division's programs focus on business, that division will reside in the Carey School.
    All of what is now SPSBE's Graduate Division of Education will move to the School of Education. This includes the departments of teacher preparation, teacher development and leadership, counseling and human services and special education. It also includes three research and development centers: the Center for Research and Reform in Education (research home of the Success for All program), the Center for Technology in Education, and the Center for Summer Learning. The SPSBE Division of Public Safety Leadership will move to the School of Education, where, in addition to its broader focus, its faculty will continue to work with education faculty to address issues of national, local and school safety and security.

When will a new dean of the Carey Business School be named?
A national search for a new dean will begin immediately. Typically, a search for a new dean takes between six and 12 months. Johns Hopkins will seek a business expert with the energy, creativity and vision to build the school into a recognized leader among the nation's business schools.

Who will lead the school in the meantime?
Until a dean is selected, Pamela Cranston, the university's vice provost for academic affairs and international programs, will serve as interim dean. From 1987 to 1997, Cranston was associate dean for academic services for the School of Continuing Studies, which later became SPSBE. She was responsible for admissions, financial aid, records and registration, advising and orientation for the school's degree-seeking and non-credit students at five locations. For a biographical sketch of Interim Dean Cranston, see this page.

Who will lead the School of Education?
The dean will be Ralph Fessler. He has been a Johns Hopkins faculty member and academic leader since 1983. He became interim dean of SPSBE in 1999 and dean in 2000. His research and program development activities have focused on teacher education, leadership development, teacher career stages and development, and school-university partnerships. For a biographical sketch of Dean Fessler, see this page.

What school name will be on the diplomas of students who already are enrolled in degree programs at SPSBE?
Students who graduate in May 2007 and thereafter will receive Johns Hopkins University diplomas reflecting the names of the new schools, that is, either the Carey Business School or the School of Education. Since Johns Hopkins awards degrees only in May of each year, any student who completed his or her degree requirements since last May's graduation — even if that completion occurred before Jan. 1 — will officially graduate from either the Carey Business School or the School of Education.

If a student graduated from SPSBE in May 2006 or earlier, can his or her diploma be reissued to reflect the new school name?
Since diplomas must, by university policy, reflect the name of the school that was in effect at the time a student received his or her degree, alumni will not be able to change their diplomas retroactively.

If a student is enrolled in SPSBE now, will his or her degree requirements change when the new schools are established?
As in the past, programs will continue to change in response to evolving professional standards, environmental conditions and new ideas generated by the faculty and leadership. Current students should continue to follow programs of study approved by their advisors.

Will the creation of the new schools affect where students take classes?
Education students will continue to take classes at the new Education Building at Homewood; business students will continue to take classes at the Downtown Center in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Education and business students will continue to share the Montgomery County Campus and the Columbia Center.

When will the Carey Business School offer a five-year BA-BS/MBA program for full-time undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering?
The start date for this program has not been determined. Details will be announced when they are decided.

Will the establishment of the new schools affect tuition or tuition payment plans?
As in previous years, tuition rates are reviewed and adjusted annually.

Where will students who are now enrolled in SPSBE go for answers to questions about financial aid, student services or registration?
They will continue to go to the offices they currently use. Although the schools will have separate leadership and faculty, they will continue to share some of their administrative infrastructure.


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