April 24, 2008

LOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Mae Jennifer Shores as assistant dean and director of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid. Shores most recently served as senior associate director for Admissions and Financial Aid at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

“Mae Jennifer Shores has solid experience in admissions and financial aid at a top-rated business school, and she is extremely knowledgeable about key changes in the MBA marketplace,” said Kevin F. McCardle, senior associate dean of the MBA program at UCLA Anderson School of Management. “We know she’ll be a valuable addition to the Anderson school as we continue to expand our global presence.”

Describing UCLA Anderson’s MBA programs as first-rate, Shores says she immediately found herself attracted to the school because of its rich intellectual capital, emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, and increasing global vision. She also cites UCLA Anderson’s strong leadership under Dean Judy Olian and enviable position as a top MBA program within a premier public institution as key factors in her decision to join the school.  

“Under Dean Olian’s stewardship, UCLA Anderson is aggressively launching new and innovative initiatives, expanding its global presence and partnerships - the momentum is exciting and inspiring,” says Shores. “The rare opportunity to work for a business school that is so dynamic and results-oriented made my choice to come on board very clear.”
Shores says her goals for UCLA Anderson’s MBA program include increasing its visibility and prominence among prospective students around the globe, taking full advantage of its unique Los Angeles location to tap into the vast markets of talent and resources in the Pacific and Latin American regions. Cognizant of the current challenges presented in the MBA admissions process, Shores is dedicated to ensuring a sense of integrity for prospective students and helping them distinguish among the thousands of programs available.

“In light of the burgeoning growth of business management programs around the world, individuals interested in pursuing an MBA degree need to understand the differences in these offerings and how they will affect their future career options,” says Shores. “My role as an admissions leader is to get the word out about the diversity of MBA program options at UCLA Anderson, both for traditional and non-traditional applicants.”

Prior to her position at Wharton, Shores taught Organizational Behavior and Negotiations at the International University of Moscow for the Civic Education Project. She also worked as an economic and policy analyst for think tanks in Arizona and New York. Shores received B.A. degrees in Economics and History from Guilford College and Arizona State University, respectively, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Mae also earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Columbia University.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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