Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Ranjan Daniels is a global enrollment pioneer skilled at recruiting and developing diverse leaders. As the Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Ranjan leads admissions, marketing, financial aid, executive education, new program development, and international partnerships. Ranjan is responsible for transforming the admissions process at the Harris School and spearheading tremendous growth. Under Ranjan’s direction, Harris achieved 62% enrollment growth in his first year, setting Harris on a path of growth that would exceed leadership expectations. He has also led the significant diversification of the Harris student body, increasing enrollment of populations typically underrepresented in graduate enrollment and enrolling students from 40 different countries. Before joining the University, he spent twenty years building new products and championing innovation at Kaplan, Berkshire Hathaway, the Tribune Company, and the City of Chicago.
Ranjan earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory University. Ranjan serves on the Board of Trustees of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and in his free time enjoys running, grilling, and coaching baseball.