Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
James Stevens oversees admissions and recruitment, leadership program development, student services and records, and career development.
His is the director for the Daytime (full-time) and part-time MBA programs as well as Technology Management Undergraduate Minor. He represents the School to internal and external constituents and serves as special advisor to dean, faculty and students regarding admissions, placement and student issues. He serves on the Admissions Committee, reads applications, interviews candidates and attends/hosts recruiting events.
Stevens joined UC Davis in 2004, coming from New Haven, Connecticut, where he served as director of admissions at the Yale School of Management. At Yale, Stevens was responsible for recruiting and enrolling students for the two-year full-time MBA program and served as part of the School’s senior staff.
Before Yale, he was senior associate director of admissions and financial aid and chair of the admission committee at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Stevens has also held positions in admissions and student services at the University of Michigan Ross Business School and American University and has worked as a consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick where his clients included Howard University.
Stevens is active in the Graduate Management Admissions Council and has presented at MBA Forums, Annual Conferences, and the Professional Development Program as well as serving as a member of the Recruiting Services Advisory Committee and Annual Conference Planning Committee.
He holds a BA in international relations and French from American University and an MBA in marketing and management from the University of Michigan Business School.