UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Admissions Committee

Jennifer Brooks

Assistant Director of Admissions

  • Started working at UNC Kenan-Flagler in 1997; worked for 10 years as Senior Associate Director for the Career Management Center
  • Worked with GlaxoSmithKline in university recruitment, advancing from Recruitment Account Manager to Manager, US University Recruitment
  • Taught and counseled undergraduate students at North Carolina State University and Northern Illinois University
  • Holds Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing; Master of Education in Educational Leadership both from Ohio University
  • Admissions interviewer since 2010 while also starting own career consulting business
  • Native of Athens, Ohio

Brittany Craig
Assistant Director of Admissions

  • Experience in undergraduate admissions at Hampshire College
  • Began career as a social worker
  • Has lived in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and San Francisco
  • B.A. from Hampshire College
  • MSW from University of California, Berkeley
  • Native of Montpelier, Vermont

Virginia Hewitt Gilbert
Assistant Director of Admissions

  • 13 years of marketing and account management experience
  • Former VP, Account Management for Louisville advertising agency working with Yum! Brands (KFC); also worked as an Account Manager for marketing firm based in San Francisco, managing Gap and AOL accounts
  • Consultant for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Washington DC area
  • MBA, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
  • B.A. in French, Davidson College; studied and taught in Paris

Jenny Hammond
Associate Director of Admissions

  • Over 15 years of admissions experience in higher education
  • BS, Communications; MA, Higher Education from Appalachian State University
  • Served in multiple Marketing & Communications roles, including the Broyhill Group
  • Born in New Jersey, raised in North Carolina
  • Joined full-time MBA team in 2015
Amanda Harding
Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Consultant and Assessment Administrator, AvoLead LLC, an executive leadership consultancy
  • Served in multiple management roles involving Sales and Marketing, Client Relations, and Project Operations at Quintiles Commercial Solutions, a global CRO
  • Former Director, Career Development & Services, UNC-CH School of Law
  • Former research psychologist at UT-Austin and UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Master’s, Counseling Psychology, University of Texas-Austin; B.A., Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Native of Virginia

John Hughes
Assistant Director of Admissions

  • 17 years Senior Executive, Avon Products
  • Worked for Several years as Ex. VP in Financial Services Industry
  • Former CEO of a Telecommunications company that he founded and sold to a NYSE firm
  • Undergraduate degree- B.S. Psychology, U.C. Berkeley
  • MBA - Marshall School, Univ. Of Southern California
  • Native of California

Alison Hope Jesse
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

  • Member of the Kenan-Flagler MBA Admissions staff since September 1998
  • Formerly Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admission at The College of William and Mary
  • Lived, studied and taught in Germany and Switzerland
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Grinnell College; M.A. in German Language and Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Native of Virginia 

John Johnson
Assistant Director of Admissions

  • 18 years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Admitted to practice in Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • Former head corporate and governance attorney for a large publicly traded asset manager
  • J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and B.A. in Classical Studies and History from the College of William & Mary
  • Native of Hartwood, Virginia

Sherry Wallace
Director of MBA Admissions

  • Joined UNC Kenan-Flagler staff eleven years after earning MBA here
  • Former Marketing Director at SkyBox International, Fleer/SkyBox sports & entertainment cards
  • Former self-employed marketing consultant
  • Worked in brand management at Planters LifeSavers Company
  • Former Account Executive (on Kraft Foods) at the Leo Burnett Company, Chicago ad agency
  • B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from UNC; MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler
  • Native of Henderson, North Carolina

Julie Wiley
Assistant Director of Admissions

  • Practiced law for over 10 years
  • Admitted to practice in North Carolina and Maryland
  • Worked as Senior Surety Claim Attorney for St. Paul-Travellers (formerly St. Paul Companies) the largest surety company in the world
  • A.B. in Public Policy Studies and Art History from Duke University; J.D. from Washington and Lee University
  • Native of the New York Metropolitan area

Stephanie Barbee Williams
Associate Director of Admissions