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Bill Sandefer Joins as Senior Director of Admissions

By Tim Akin

Bill Sandefer, who for the past 15 years served as director of admissions at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, joined the Graduate School of Management in June as senior director of admissions.

Sandefer oversees admissions for all of the School’s academic programs: Full-Time MBA program, part-time MBA programs in Sacramento and San Ramon, a new Master of Professional Accountancy program and the undergraduate Technology Management Minor program.

“Joining the Graduate School of Management is a dream job,” Sandefer said. “It’s an opportunity to become part of a team with the potential and willingness to reach even greater heights.”

While at Tulane, Sandefer managed recruiting and admissions for six graduate management programs, including full-time MBA, part-time MBA and master’s programs. He also served briefly as interim director of career management in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Before Tulane, he worked at Lockheed-Martin in corporate communications, at SECOR Bank/First Financial Bank in marketing and at Klein & Associates in advertising and public relations.

“Bill brings a wealth of high-level experience, vision and leadership in the business school market as we expand our degree programs and continue to seek the best and brightest students,” said James Stevens, assistant dean of student affairs.

Sandefer has been very active and visible in the graduate management education industry, serving in key roles with the Diversity MBA Advisory Board, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors, and at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s conferences.

Originally from Kansas, Sandefer called New Orleans home since college. He did his undergraduate and graduate work in mass communication at Loyola University.