About Wharton

Senior Administrators

Dan Alig Dan Alig
Chief Information Officer
Wharton Computing and Information Technology
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Dan Alig, Chief Information Officer, leads Wharton Computing in delivering IT resources to faculty, students, staff and alumni and developing strategies to enhance the School’s mission with technology. 

Alig began working at Wharton in 1999, supporting technology for the Graduate Division and has since moved through a variety of job functions with progressively increasing responsibility. Most recently he served as a Senior IT Director for Administrative Technology, where his teams oversaw the systems and services that helped run the business of the School.

A Los Angeles native, Alig moved to Philadelphia to study Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.


Douglas H. Collom Douglas H. Collom
Vice Dean
Wharton | San Francisco
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Douglas H. Collom, Vice Dean of Wharton in San Francisco, leads the West Coast operations and the Wharton MBA program for Executives.

Collom has been a corporate partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he counseled technology companies for over 20 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Wharton since 2002, co-teaching a course on venture capital and start-up companies with Professor Raffi Amit.

Collom earned a BA in U.S. history from Stanford and a JD from the UCLA School of Law.


Peter Degnan Peter J. Degnan
Vice Dean
Finance and Administration
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Peter J. Degnan, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration, oversees Wharton’s operating and capital budget, human resources, computing, and facilities.

Degnan joined Wharton in 2002 as director of MBA Career Management, and in 2004, he was appointed executive director of Executive Education. He previously served as managing director at UBS Warburg Japan and spent 14 years at Lehman Brothers, where his roles included chief credit officer and chief financial officer for Lehman operations in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Degnan earned a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


Samuel T. Lundquist Samuel T. Lundquist
Vice Dean
External Affairs
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Samuel T. Lundquist, Vice Dean of External Affairs, is responsible for all fundraising and alumni relations activities at Wharton.

Lundquist spent much of his earlier career at Wharton and Penn, serving as assistant vice president for Penn Development and Campaign Initiatives; managing director of Administrative Services in the Wharton Graduate Division; chief of staff in the Wharton Dean’s Office; and director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. Most recently Lundquist was vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Bucknell University.

A native of Philadelphia, Lundquist is a graduate of Denison University.


Monica McGrath
Vice Dean, Administration
Executive Education
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Monica McGrath is the Vice Dean of Administration for Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management at Wharton where she has taught courses in leadership, organizational behavior, teamwork, and negotiations. She teaches in both open enrollment and custom programs for Wharton Executive Education. Course topics have included succession planning, mentoring, internal coaching, teamwork, talent management, negotiations, emotional intelligence and women in leadership roles.

In addition to her work at Wharton, Monica has worked as an executive coach to senior executives and their teams in corporations and nonprofit organizations. She has designed learning programs for senior executive teams and high-potential managers at a variety of Fortune 500 companies.

Monica holds a M.Ed. in adult learning and Ph.D. in psychological studies in education with an emphasis in organizational systems from Temple University.