Kellogg @ Work
Summer 2013


  What does the associate dean of executive education do?  
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As associate dean of Executive Education, I lead the team responsible for all non-degree-granting programs at Kellogg. We’re based in the Allen Center, which is essentially a 150-room hotel, run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most administrative team members have probably spent time at the Allen Center, but some might not be aware of these interesting facts:

  • The building is named for James L. Allen, a Kellogg alumnus and co-founder of consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • The Allen Center hosts more than 6,000 executives annually.
  • It is a self-contained facility with classrooms, study group rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, lounge areas, snack rooms, laundry service and an exercise room.

In addition to operating the Allen Center, our team works daily on multiple fronts. We are charged with marketing the Executive Education programs and working with faculty to create new classes and improve existing ones. A typical day for me might be spent connecting with companies to figure out how Kellogg can help them educate their executives, working with faculty on suggestions for courses, or meeting with students to see how the program is going. We gather and analyze all of the feedback we can, and incorporate suggestions whenever possible.

We always strive to make sure students have a great experience. We have loyal customers who continue to come back to the Allen Center year after year. We’re able to assist them not just in functional areas of their careers, but also in learning how to be better leaders. Most of our students are between 45 and 55, and while a good portion hold advanced degrees, the world has changed since the days when they were in graduate school. Our course offerings are expanding to reflect what’s happening in the world, and I’m excited that we’re adding eight new open enrollment programs, including Crisis Management, Strategic Social Media Marketing and Executive Operations Experience.

From an administrative standpoint, even beyond the fabulous food, we never stop thinking about ways to make the Allen Center a great place to work. Ensuring Kellogg’s strong reputation in Executive Education is a team effort, and each of us plays an important role. We encourage you to share your ideas for new Executive Education opportunities here at Kellogg.


Will Garrett

Will Garrett
Associate Dean of Executive Education

  Congratulations to the award winners recognized at the 2013 Kellogg Excellence in Action Awards Ceremony!  
Check out
photos from
the event here!

Click here to read more about each individual winner.

Descriptions and criteria for each of the award categories are listed on the
Rewards & Recognition website.



2013 Kellogg Excellence in Action Awards Ceremony award winners pose with Dean Sally Blount and donors
Esther Choy ’09 and Bernhard Krieg
Back row from left to right: Bernhard Krieg, Carol Henes, Sabin Gurung, James Ward III, Faye Palmer, Jennifer Mayer, Lorraine Cassis, Archana Ravikumar, Sally Blount
Bottom row from left to right: Esther Choy, Wendy Metter, Adnan Rukieh, Mariela Flores, Subarna Ranjit,
Rosemarie Roberts, Ishrat Fatima

Nominate a Kellogg administrator for the “Employee Spotlight” or an administrative team for
“Leading the Kellogg Way” for the fall 2013 issue of Kellogg@Work.
Welcomes & Promotions

July 31
Lunch on the Lake program
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Norris Center South Lawn

July 31
Evanston New Employee Orientation, Part I
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Norris University Center, 101
1999 Campus Drive 

August 1
Summer Orchestra Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Pic-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Cir. Dr.

August 15
Sponsored by Administrative Relations Committee (ARC)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Deering Meadow

New Administrators
Christopher Bray
Associate Dir, Academic Affairs
Jessie Bush
Coordinator, Academic Scheduling
Meghan Chandler
Associate Dir, Admissions Operations
Liu (Tony) Chaojung
Program Assistant 4
Amy Dostal Dauer
Associate Dir, Special Events
Promotions & Transfers
Kendra Busse
Events Mgr, KMCI/KPPI
Cindee Bath
Program Manager, Executive Education
Emily Caragher
Program Manager, Executive Education
Michelle Comitor
Administrative Team Lead
Kimberly Compton
Program Manager, Executive Education

Full List

Kara Moore, librarian in the Career Management Center, recently received the 2013 Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award from The Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association. Kara earned this recognition for helping to transform the Career Resource Center into a full-service library, working closely with career coaches and students on their job searches, and developing helpful video tutorials and heavily-used industry research guides for students. Kara has also presented to faculty and in several MBA courses on next-level research resources and best practices for utilization.

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