From Chicago Booth comes news that Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions, Rose Martinelli will be leaving her position. Starting in August she will become Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management for the University of Chicago. In her last issue of her blog, The Rose Report, she writes “Thanks to all who have followed The Rose Report during the past few years. I’ve enjoyed sharing my perspective and hope it was a helpful resource for you. I wish you all the best in your personal and professional journey and look forward to continuing my relationship with Booth as a supportive member of the alumni community.” A member of her admissions team, Kurt Ahlm, will become the interim head of the department.
Rose Martinelli, previously Admissions Director at Wharton, ushered in an era of transparency via admissions blogs and message boards and engagement with admissions consultants. It will be interesting to follow her as she takes on her new challenge. We have to assume that she will employ some of the techniques that established her as a leader in her field.