Melissa Trotta named Assistant Dean of the MBA Evening Program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

October 03, 2005

Cynthia S. Shaw
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Melissa Trotta named Assistant Dean of the MBA Evening Program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 3, 2005 - Georgetown University's Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business has appointed Melissa Trotta as the assistant dean of the new MBA Evening Program, which is has just begun its first year. In this position, Trotta is responsible for the direction and strategy of the inaugural program.

"We are excited to have Melissa join our team," said George G. Daly, dean of the McDonough School. "Her experience and skills will provide sound leadership for this important new program and contribute enormously to our continued success."

"I'm delighted to join the McDonough School at this time of growth and development for the school. The MBA Evening Program is a wonderful new program that will allow working professionals to earn an MBA degree without interrupting their careers, and I look forward to working with the first cohort of MBA-EP students as well as to enrolling future classes with equally impressive credentials and backgrounds," said Trotta. "It is especially gratifying to be part of a business school that emphasizes the human dimension of business education as well as the knowledge and skills that will advance students' careers."

Trotta comes to the McDonough School from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, where she served as the assistant dean of admission for three years. At Olin, she was responsible for the daily operations of the admissions office and the coordination and execution of the admissions process.

Prior to her time at Olin, Trotta served as associate director of MBA academic affairs at Harvard Business School. Previous experience also includes serving as director of Admissions the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and as associate director of Undergraduate Admissions at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's in Communications and received her Masters in Higher Education Administration, both from Boston College.

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