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Maria Berberabe has joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland as an admissions advisor. She previously worked in New York City as the assistant director of admissions at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising® (LIM®).

Patti Cudney has been named Director of MBA Admissions at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She had previously served as Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Cox, bringing with her six years of experience in public relations and government affairs consulting in San Francisco. Patti holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Anne DeWolfe has been promoted to Executive Coordinator, Office of the Vice President of Students, for the University of British Columbia, after serving as Assistant Dean of MBA Programs at the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

Pedro Gonzalez was promoted to director of MS/MBA admissions & career resources at the Lally School of Management & Technology at RPI. Gonzalez joined the Lally School as the director of MBA career resources in 2005. Prior to RPI, he worked as the director of MBA career services at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University; before that, he was a corporate recruiter in Silicon Valley. Gonzalez earned an MS in urban policy from the New School and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from SUNY New Paltz.

Earl T. Granger, III, accepted a position as Associate Provost for Enrollment at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Previously, he was a senior member of the UNC-Chapel Hill MBA admissions team, for which he directed and managed all aspects of on-campus recruitment programs. William and Mary is Granger’s alma mater—he earned both his degree in public policy (1992) and his master’s degree in higher education administration (1998) there.

Sam Kang has joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland as an assistant director of MBA/MS admissions. Prior to Smith, he worked in admissions and recruiting for the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, in graduate admissions at Stanford, and in the office of development and alumni relations at Harvard. Kang earned his undergraduate degree in genetics from UC Berkeley, and completed graduate degrees in botany from UC Davis and in theology from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Edward Lavino has been named assistant director of MBA/MS Admissions at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining Smith, Lavino worked as a corporate recruiter in banking and finance. He earned his MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2001.

Benoît F. Leleux has been named MBA program director for International Institute for Management Development (IMD), where he is also the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship & Finance and the director of research and development. Previously, he was a visiting professor of entrepreneurship at INSEAD and co-director of the 3i VentureLab. Leleux also served as an associate professor and Zubillaga Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He obtained his PhD at INSEAD, and he holds an MSc in agricultural engineering and an MA in education from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Leleux earned his MBA from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Elyse Michaels-Berger has transitioned to the role of Academic Director on the HEC MBA, building on her earlier role as business development manager on the MBA. Michaels-Berger earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, a master’s in organizational psychology from Columbia University, and an MBA from ESSEC, France. She worked as a consultant in the field of executive training with Accenture prior to joining HEC.

Mike Sheahan has been named director of the executive development center at the University of Central Florida. Sheahan comes to UCF from the Purdue University Krannert School of Management where he served as the director. He holds a master’s degree in communication theory and research from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northeastern University.

Jaimie L. Taylor was recently promoted to assistant director of graduate programs at the University at Buffalo. Taylor previously worked as the associate director of recruitment and admissions. Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, she worked in undergraduate admissions for Canisius College, where she obtained a master’s degree in organizational communication and development. Taylor also holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from SUNY Cortland.

 

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