The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Kathryn (Kate) Barraclough as the new head of its MBA program, the school announced Wednesday. In her new position, Barraclough will provide strategic direction for the program in alignment with the school’s mission and values, and represent the program to current and prospective students.
“Kate Barraclough brings an impressive and broad background, ranging from academia to financial services. Her achievements as a scholar, researcher and educational leader were fundamental qualities that led to her appointment,” says Robert Dammon, dean of the Tepper School.
Barraclough will work in conjunction with the Dean’s Office and the faculty responsible for the development and delivery of the MBA curriculum. She also will maintain direct responsibility for the various operating units of the program that oversee admissions, financial aid, student services, and career planning and employment.
“It is a privilege to be able to serve as the next head of the MBA program at the Tepper School,” says Barraclough. “With its dedicated faculty and enthusiastic, high-performing students, I believe that the Tepper School has shown a high level of excellence and powerful potential for continuing its legacy of pioneering ideas and new practices within the management education arena.”
Barraclough earned her Ph.D. and bachelor’s degrees in economics and commerce from the Australian National University, where she graduated with first class honors.