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Hori Leaves Kellogg’s Career Management Center

Roxanne Hori, arguably the most successful business school career management director of her generation, is leaving her post at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Hori, who has led the school’s MBA placement efforts for nearly 17 years, is taking on the job of associate dean for corporate partnerships.

Since leaving Northern Trust Bank as a vice president in 1995 to become director of Kellogg’s Career Management Center, Hori has put herself in a league of her own. Through the turbulent ups and downs of the economy, she has led Kellogg to an extraordinary record in helping place MBAs in some of the best jobs in the world.

Under Hori’s leadership, Kellogg is the only business school whose career management function has been in BusinessWeek’s top 20th percentile in MBA satisfaction in every one of its 12 biennial surveys over 24 years. In fact, from 1988—seven years before she arrived in the job—until 2010, the last time BusinessWeek surveyed graduates, Kellogg has always received an “A” grade from MBAs. No other business school can make that claim.

Hori, a graduate of Western Illinois University, began her career as a recruiting coordinator for Arthur Young & Co. in 1976. She joined Northern Trust in 1978 as director of college and professional recruiting.

In her new role at Kellogg, Hori is to strengthen and deepen the school’s current relationships with organizations across the school and to identify new organizations that can be engaged with Kellogg. She reports to Kellogg Dean Sally Blount.

“Roxanne built the CMC from the ground up over her 16-and-a-half year tenure as the director and assistant dean, establishing one of the most reputable career centers in our field,” wrote Dean of MBA Programs Elizabeth Ziegler in a memo to staff. “She has brought tremendous energy, commitment and passion to her role and is leaving large shoes to fill.”

A new recruit to Kellogg will try to fill those shoes. Michael Malone, who had been at Columbia Business School as director of career education and advising, succeeds Hori in the post. His appointment, effective Jan. 30, was the culmination of a comprehensive search, according to Ziegler.

“With 18 years of experience in academia, Michael has a deep understanding of and appreciation for the end-to-end student experience,” she said. Prior to his role at Columbia, he served as the assistant director of business development and the class dean of academic advising. In addition, Malone has held positions in admissions and residential life such schools as University of California, Berkeley; American University; Stevens Institute of Technology; and Brookdale Community College.

Malone will report to Ziegler.



About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.