August 25, 2003

The Anderson School at UCLA Appoints Associate Dean, Career Initiatives

Veteran Administrator Eric Mokover to Take on Key Role

LOS ANGELES — UCLA Anderson School of Management has appointed Eric Mokover to the newly created position of associate dean, career initiatives, effective immediately. Mokover, who most recently served as assistant dean and director of the MBA program, is a 20-year veteran of UCLA Anderson and an Anderson alumnus from the class of 1980. He will report to Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., senior associate dean.

As associate dean, Mokover will oversee all aspects of career and corporate employer initiatives at UCLA Anderson. He will be responsible for assisting MBA students and, in time, alumni with their career search and career development efforts. He will manage the Parker Career Management Center (CMC) and its staff of eight professionals, who handle career counseling, corporate outreach, career development and recruitment efforts.

Mokover will also spearhead the corporate outreach program that UCLA Anderson initiated last year. In this role, he will focus on strengthening the school’s relationships with current employers and recruiters of our MBAs, while cultivating new relationships with businesses in the United States and abroad. Mokover will also work closely with faculty, Anderson alumni and our executive education and development units to broaden and deepen company connections already in place and seek to establish new opportunities for all of our MBA graduates.

“Eric has a wealth of leadership experience that has evolved around student services,” said Dr. Osborne, who, when he was associate dean of the MBA program some 20 years ago, hired Mokover to be director of MBA admissions. “Over the last two decades, I’ve watched Eric develop wonderful relationships with Anderson alumni all over the world — relationships that he will be able to leverage very effectively in his new position.”

For the last 12 years, Mokover has served as assistant dean and director of the MBA program. Prior to that, he was dean of students. He served as MBA admissions director for nine years. In all of these roles, he assisted students with all aspects of their Anderson experience.

“Eric’s experience, first in admissions, then student affairs and program management and now career initiatives provides him with a great continuity in the lifecycle of the Anderson MBA and gives him one of the best understandings of the needs our students and alumni,” noted Dr. Osborne.

In addition to his service to UCLA Anderson, Mokover currently serves as chairman of the Program in International Management (PIM), which is a consortium of the world’s best business schools that facilitates the international exchange of MBA students, encourages cooperation among faculty members and researchers, and facilitates the development of joint ventures and sharing of best practices. Mokover has previously served on the boards of trustees of the Graduate Management Admission Council, which creates and promotes access to graduate and professional management education around the world, and the MBA Enterprise Corps, which is modeled as a Peace Corps for MBAs.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs.

UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance, marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and technology management, human resources and organizational behavior, information systems, strategy and policy.

Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

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