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Posted 11.26.12

The Case Western Reserve University of 2012, and the rejuvenated city it calls home, are far different than the ones to which Robert Widing II said goodbye in the early 1990s to take a teaching job at a university in Australia.

Nearly two decades after he left a faculty post at Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management, Dr. Widing, a renowned marketing researcher, has returned to Cleveland to replace Mohan Reddy as Weatherhead's dean. Dr. Reddy, who announced last year he would return to teaching, helped right the Weatherhead ship after years of discord that saw faculty morale plunge amid repeated changes at the business school's helm.

Now, it is Dr. Widing's turn to build on the momentum generated by Dr. Reddy and the university's administration. And as the top official at Weatherhead, Dr. Widing is expected to be a familiar face in the local business community as Case Western Reserve looks to reach the rest of its ambitious $1 billion fundraising goal, toward which the university already has brought in more than $700 million ...


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