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Office of Student Affairs' New Administration Announced

Fran Brasfield Langewisch and Michele Rogers to replace Ed Wilson

6/10/2002 - To All Faculty, Staff and Students:

As I bring my first year as dean to a close, I am pleased to announce an important organizational change, effective immediately.

The Office of Student Affairs, so ably directed by Ed Wilson for the last 25 years, will be co-directed by Fran Brasfield Langewisch and Michele Rogers. 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.

Michele will be Director, Full-time MBA Program: Student Academic Affairs. In her new role, Michele 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.

Fran will be Director, Full-time MBA Program: Student Life and Experiences. In her new role, Fran will direct the host of policies and programs that impact student life at Kellogg. Fran's areas of responsibilities 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, Fran and Michele will work in close collaboration with each other and with David Besanko, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Curriculum and Teaching,. 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.

Michele earned a BA 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. Michele 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. According to Michele, "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." She also serves on several community and youth-related boards in the area.

Fran is a 1989 graduate of Duke University, where she earned her BA in history, and she is a 1995 MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management. Upon graduating from the Kellogg School, Fran 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. Fran is married to Bob Langewisch and lives in Wilmette. 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 Trust.

Please join me in congratulating Fran and Michele on their new responsibilities. I know you will give them your full cooperation as they move forward.

I hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable summer.

Warmest personal regards,
Dipak C. Jain