New co-directors to enhance student culture
In an effort to deliver continuous excellence
to its students, the Kellogg School has announced important
staff changes in its Office of Student Affairs.
The Office of Student Affairs, directed by Associate Dean
Ed Wilson for the last 25 years, will now be co-directed by
Fran Brasfield Langewisch and Michele Rogers. Wilson announced
his retirement earlier this year.
Dean Dipak C. Jain said, “Moving into
the future, I believe that with Fran’s and Michele’s
leadership of the full-time MBA program, Kellogg will reach
new heights in providing its students with educational excellence
and leadership opportunities.”
will serve as assistant dean and director of the full-time MBA
program, handling student academic affairs. In her new role,
she will direct the academic side of the full-time MBA program.
Her areas of responsibility will include the annual class schedule,
course bidding and registration, the academic year calendar,
the Kellogg Honor Code, major field meetings, and general academic
and classroom policies.
“Michele and Fran constitute a leadership
team for the full-time MBA program that will be dedicated
to making the student experience at Kellogg second to none.”
—Dean Dipak C. Jain
Langewisch will serve as assistant dean and
director of the full-time MBA program, handling student life
and experiences. In her new role, she will direct the host
of policies and programs that impact student life at Kellogg.
Her areas of responsibility will include student governance
(in particular, working closely with the GMA), student services,
including housing, CIM Week, exchange programs, student conferences,
student club activities and speakers, major off-site student
activities, and general policies related to student life at
Kellogg outside the classroom.
In their new roles, Langewisch and Rogers
will work in close collaboration with each other and with
David Besanko, associate dean for academic affairs (curriculum
“Supported by the rest of the staff
in the Office of Student Affairs, Michele and Fran constitute
a leadership team for the full-time MBA program that will
be dedicated to making the student experience at Kellogg second
to none,” said Jain.
Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree from
Williams College in Massachusetts, gained experience with
Cummins Engine Co., and earned her MBA from Harvard Business
School before relocating to the Chicago area with her family.
After working in consulting, she joined the Kellogg School
of Management to recruit the inaugural class of the MMM Program.
She later directed admissions for the graduate programs at
Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism
before returning to the Kellogg School as assistant dean of
admissions and financial aid. She also serves on several community
and youth-related boards in the area.
“Kellogg is a wonderful place, and
I am very fortunate to have the support necessary from my
husband and my daughters to have a gratifying career,”
Langewisch is a 1989 graduate of Duke University,
where she earned her bachelor’s degree in history, and
she is a 1995 MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management.
Upon graduating from Kellogg, she joined the Student Affairs
staff as an assistant director. She has been in the Office
of Student Affairs for seven years, working primarily with
student exchange programs, housing, tutoring and student advising.
She was named an assistant dean in 1999. She is married to
Bob Langewisch and lives in Wilmette, Ill. She is a board
member of the North Shore Choral Society and Senior Connections
and co-chair of the Young Leaders Group of the Chicago Community