Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Refrad
GMAT 700, GPA 3.94
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Ms. Product Strategist
GMAT 700, GPA 7.3/10
Columbia | Mr. MBB Consultant
GRE 339, GPA 8.28
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Avocado Farmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.08
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Development Consultant

Haas ‘Deeply Sorry’ On MBA Diversity, Vows Action

In February, Haas hired Élida Bautista as the director of diversity and inclusion. Photo by Jim Block for Berkeley-Haas

Victoria Williams-Ononye. File photo

Victoria Williams-Ononye is a current Berkeley Haas student who will finish her MBA in 2019. She says in the 30 days the university used to develop the action plan, Race Inclusion Initiative representatives met with Chandler and Stowsky three times. “They were very open to our thoughts and seriously considered all of our prior recommendations,” Williams-Ononye tells Poets&Quants. “While there are some flaws in the plan, particularly around changes to the recruitment process, I think it’s robust. I’m really glad that it includes multiple staff appointments, budget for training and programming, and an accountability mechanism.”

However, saying that “it’s certainly been an interesting process to get us to this point,” Williams-Ononye adds that the plan is late in coming.

“It’s hard to applaud a plan that should’ve been created six months ago,” she says. “I’m cautiously optimistic, but we have been waiting for substantive action for a while. Many of us are hopeful that the implementation of the plan’s action items is swift. It’s my hope that with the administration taking responsibility for their part in the decline and committing to change, we can all begin to genuinely move forward together.

“Even more importantly, I hope that prospective students will see that we’re an institution that is in the process of some really important self-reflection that will make Haas a more inclusive place for years to come.”


The Haas report credits students and alumni for the recommendations that form the foundation of the report. “With their valuable insights, research, consultancy, and advocacy we have developed much more robust actions to impact real change,” it reads. The report includes a pair of supporting documents describing actions taken since fall 2017 and the school’s five-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan, which was completed in 2016.

Administration officials reviewed the plan at the Management Team and Senior Leadership Team meetings as well as Haas Advisory Board and tenure-track faculty meetings in mid-October. The November Staff Town Hall will also be dedicated to a discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“Creating this plan is just the beginning,” the report reads. “We have much work ahead. We commit to making this plan public and to providing updates on milestones along the way.”

Read the full Haas report here.


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