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Christina M. Ballenger recently joined the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University as assistant director of MBA programs, concentrating on recruiting part-time and minority students. She previously served as an admissions representative for Kaplan Higher Education at Technology Education College. Ballenger holds a BBA in marketing from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Capital University.

Michael J. Deotte is the new director of marketing and publicity for the University of Connecticut School of Business. He is responsible for creating and managing the school’s strategic marketing communications initiatives at multiple campuses across the state. Deotte served previously as marketing and publicity manager for the business school, a post he assumed in 2000. Earlier, he worked as director of marketing for enrollment planning and student affairs at Sacred Heart University. Deotte received a BS from Bryant University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Steve Hoskins has been named executive director of business placement and career services at the University of Connecticut School of Business. He will direct the school’s services office, promote the MBA program to employers, and manage the school’s relationships with corporations in the United States and elsewhere. Hoskins formerly worked as executive director of the graduate career management office at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Before joining the Moore School, he spent time at St. John Fisher College and in the corporate world. Hoskins has a BA from Curry College and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Gail Kent has assumed the role of chief marketing officer at the School of Business at the College of William and Mary. A 30-year public relations and marketing veteran, she formerly was director of college communications at Virginia Wesleyan College. Kent holds an AB degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and is completing an MFA in creative writing at Old Dominion University.

Rosemaria Martinelli will assume the position of associate dean for student recruitment and admissions at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, effective 1 May 2005. She is moving to the University of Chicago from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has served as director of MBA admissions and financial aid. Earlier, she spent 15 years as an opera singer. Martinelli holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Northwestern University.

Alison Merzel has been appointed assistant director of the full-time MBA program at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. She handles student recruitment and selection for the business school and oversees its Student Ambassadors program. She formerly worked as a media planner for a Chicago advertising agency. Merzel earned a BS in speech from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in labor and human resources from the Fisher College.

Matt Miller has joined the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University as assistant director of graduate business admissions. He will coordinate recruiting for the school’s master’s programs in business administration, finance, and accountancy, and will review applications. Miller formerly was assistant director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Charleston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, with an emphasis on video production, from Ohio University.

Daniel J. Robb has been appointed assistant dean for enrollment management at the School of Business at George Mason University. He will develop enrollment strategies for the school’s MBA and executive MBA programs, as well as its MS programs in technology management and bioscience management. Robb, who formerly was director of marketing and enrollment services for the school, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University at Albany, a master’s in higher education administration from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts—Boston.

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