Stern Poaches Top Dean From Kellogg

Roxanne Hori is joining NYU Stern in a new role

Roxanne Hori is joining NYU Stern in a new role

New York University Stern School of Business today (Aug. 28) announced that long-time Kellogg veteran Roxanne Hori has joined its leadership team in a newly created position as associate dean of corporate relations, career services and leadership development. Hori, arguably the most successful business school career management director of her generation, had been in charge of the placement of Northwestern University’s Kellogg MBAs for nearly 17 years.

The hire is a major coup for NYU Stern which significantly expanded Hori’s role at the school. Stern said Hori will “build, sustain and manage a broad array of corporate relationships that underpin the career development program for MBA students and alumni, as well as forge new relationships with companies across sectors and markets around the world.”

Of all the leadership jobs at a business school, heading up career management is one of the most difficult, especially when the economic cycle turns down. Student satisfaction with the career services function generally determines their overall satisfaction with the business school and the MBA experience.

In recruiting Hori, Stern will get 35 years of experience in industry and higher education. At Kellogg, she held numerous positions including assistant dean, director of career management, and most recently, associate dean of corporate partnerships. As director of career management, she led a team in providing career services to more than 3,000 Kellogg students in the full-time, part-time and Executive MBA programs as well as to 50,000 Kellogg alumni.



More importantly, under her leadership, Kellogg was consistently was rated as having one of the very best career management offices of any business school in independent surveys of students and graduates.  In fact, 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, Kellogg has always received an “A” grade from MBAs. No other business school can make that claim.

During her time in the job, Hori created a number of innovative programs that increased job placement and alumni satisfaction and have been emulated at other business schools. The year she left her position in February of 2012 to assume her new job as associate dean of corporate partnerships, Kellogg slipped in BW’s survey from a grade of A+ in 2010 to an A in 2012.

Peter Henry, dean of NYU Stern, heaped praise on the newest member of his leadership team. “As new industries emerge and grow, redefining the nature of the workplace and creating new means of value, it is essential that we identify and build strong relationships with the leading companies of the 21st century,”€ said Henry in a statement. €œ”Roxanne Hori, with her proven record of leadership in both corporate and university roles, is well positioned to establish crucial links among our students, alumni, and corporations.”

Prior to pursuing a career in higher education, Roxanne served as a vice president of Northern Trust Company. There, she led a team in recruiting for corporate, summer internship and the Inroads program that placed underrepresented minorities in internship positions. Earlier in her career, she worked in human resources at Arthur Young & Company and at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Hori serves as board chair of the Forte© Foundation and as a member of the Chicago Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves.


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