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Anne Grinols has been named assistant dean for graduate business programs at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Grinols teaches management communication and “MBA Focus Firm” classes. Prior to joining Baylor, Grinols taught management communication in the MBA and EMBA programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served as director of management communication for the business school. At the University of Illinois, she also served as director of MBA marketing and communication, director of MBA program implementation, and instructor in the College of Liberal Arts and Science. Grinols also brings experience from her positions in banking, marketing, and not-for-profit organizations. She earned a PhD in business administration from Kennedy-Western University; a CBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana; an MS in education from Elmira College; and a BA in English from Dickinson College.

Pete Lasher has been named associate dean for development and alumni affairs at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Lasher comes from the University of Washington Business School in Seattle, where he led the school’s successful development program for five years and directed a communications, corporate, and alumni relations program.

Admissions, Career Services, and Marketing Professionals, Program Directors, and Others

David Fetherston has been named director of the MBA Center for Career Development at Babson College. Fetherston has more than 20 years of leadership experience in new business development and relationship management in the health care and financial services industries. Prior to joining Babson, Fetherston was director of account management, specialty pharmacy services, for CVS ProCare, a strategic business unit of PharmaCare Management Services (PMSI). He has also served as regional manager for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England and vice president of sales and marketing for Telemark Management; and he has held several roles within the American Express TRS Company. Fetherston received his commission as an ensign from Officer Candidate School at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island, and served as the chief engineering officer aboard the USS Valdez (FF1096). He is an alumnus of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and holds a BBA in marketing from Hofstra University.

William “Jamie” Hobba has joined the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University as director of admissions for the school’s three full-time professional master’s programs: MBA, MSHRM, and MSIA. Hobba came to Krannert from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he oversaw the admission, financial aid, registrar, enrollment services, and student systems offices as assistant vice president for enrollment management. Hobba has nearly 20 years of admissions experience at several universities, including University of Rochester, Tulane University, and Case Western Reserve University. Hobba also served as associate director of marketing and admissions for MBA programs at Case Western’s Weatherhead School of Management in the early 1990s. Hobba holds an MBA and a BA in English and American studies from Case Western Reserve University.

Joe Miller was recently named director of student services at Thunderbird—The American Graduate School of International Management. Since joining Thunderbird in February 2002, he has served as director of admissions outreach. Miller came to Thunderbird from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, where he worked from 1993 to 2001, first as business manager for the Office of External Relations, and then as director of the Office of Student Activities and Organizations. Miller holds a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin.

Ward Snearly, director of admissions for professional master’s programs at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, retired at the end of January. Ward’s 30 years of service to Purdue University includes nearly 20 years in the Krannert School as associate director of the professional master’s programs and director of admissions. Snearly’s contributions to the Krannert School and Purdue are numerous and substantial. Snearly and his wife have relocated to South Carolina to be near family and are building their retirement home on a lake.

Elaine Stolick has been named director of the new Competitive Edge Coaching Program at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. The program will assist students in developing competencies identified by industry as critical to success. Stolick brings a diverse background, including 14 years in business; entrepreneurial experience with a high-tech start-up; program design, development, implementation, and coordination in an academic setting; six years of career coaching, counseling, and assessment; 10-plus years of presentation experience focusing on career issues and information technology; and recruiting experience in both business and academic settings. She earned a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in education with a focus on counseling from Duquesne University.

John Worth has been named director of alumni and executive MBA career development at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He directs career development efforts for all Kenan-Flagler alumni and for current executive MBA students. Worth comes from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he was director of career consulting. Prior to that, he was MBA recruiting manager for Deloitte Consulting, director of recruiting for Coopers and Lybrand, and director of job placement for the Two/Ten Foundation. While at Deloitte, Worth recruited at Kenan-Flagler for a number of years. Worth earned a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of New Hampshire.

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