In February, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University launched a largely remodeled curriculum for its two-year MBA program. Last week, the school announced that its admissions team is going through changes as well. Judi Byers, who was previously the director of admissions at American University’s Kogod School of Business, has been appointed as Johnson’s new executive director of admissions and financial aid, while Gail Wolfmyer from New York University’s Stern School of Business has been named admissions director, and Chris Lind from American University has taken on the role of admissions manager.
Byers, who received the American University Alumni Eagle Award in 2013 for her work in the school’s admissions department, has over a decade of experience in the field. “As graduate business education continues to evolve to meet the needs of students entering the business world,” Byers said in Cornell’s announcement, “it’s clear that Johnson is staying abreast of the latest innovative advancements in programs.” The admissions team overhaul rounds out a massive redesign of the Johnson program, with students from the Class of 2016 having already adopted the new curriculum. “It’s clear the revamp of the Two-Year MBA program includes impressive enhancements and will make these offerings even more attractive to prospective students domestically and internationally,” Byers noted.