New Head of Admissions at Thunderbird

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 26, 2008

Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. recently announced the appointment of Jay Bryant as head of admissions. Bryant will replace Judy Johnson, who served at Thunderbird for 18 years before retiring in June.

Bryant earned his MBA at Thunderbird in 2004 and supported the initiation of the Global MBA On Demand program, according to a university-issued press release. He last served as senior director of global recruiting.

This is an interesting period in Thunderbird's history. In 2005, the school faced rumors about it being up for sale. In an effort to gain better standing in the business school community and take advantage of the global movement afoot that could give the school an edge, Thunderbird expanded by adding new masters programs.

Still, the yield for admissions is a bit high. In 2006, the school accepted 71% of the 464 applicants to its full-time MBA program. Of the 1,245 students at the school, 548 are full-time MBA students. You can talk about getting into Thunderbird and its application process in the Business School Forum.

The new dean of faculty, who was also recently appointed, is Dale Davison.

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