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Undergraduate admissions officer to head MBA admissions

STANFORD -- Marie M. Mookini, a Stanford University assistant dean for undergraduate admissions, has been named director of MBA admissions at the Graduate School of Business.

Mookini succeeds Karen Nierenberg, who recently became the Business School's director of development and corporate and foundation relations. Mookini will assume her new duties on Aug. 5.

Mookini received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford in 1978, and then earned master's and doctoral degrees in education (counseling) from UCLA. The Monday after she filed her dissertation, Mookini returned to Stanford to a position in the undergraduate admissions office. She remained there for eight years, serving as assistant dean the past three. She has been active in professional organizations and served a term as president of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors.

Mookini was selected for the position after a nationwide search by a committee representing faculty, students, alumni, and staff of the Business School.

"The committee is very enthusiastic about having Marie as the new admissions director," said Associate Dean Charles P. Bonini, Director of the MBA program. "She has extensive experience not only evaluating applicants and transfers, but also representing Stanford University in public to potential students, alumni, and the community at large."



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