Kirsten Moss Named New Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid

Moss, an MBA admissions veteran, will advance the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ mission as it connects with the next generation of business leaders.

March 22, 2017

 Kirsten Moss, assistant dean and director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid

Stanford GSB today named Kirsten Moss as the new Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. In this role, Moss will oversee and manage Stanford GSB’s Admissions and Financial Aid team and map out a vision for reaching, recruiting and selecting top MBA candidates.

Moss previously served in several roles within Stanford GSB’s MBA Admissions team, including Director of MBA Admissions and Associate Director of Evaluation. During her tenure, Moss managed the evaluation, marketing, and operations teams, and developed a new approach to assessing leadership capability.

Prior to joining Stanford GSB, Moss worked at Harvard Business School as Managing Director, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. Moss has also held positions in corporate consulting and finance.

Stanford GSB selected Moss after conducting an extensive search. This process was chaired by Senior Associate Dean Yossi Feinberg and included interviews with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Moss’ appointment will begin June 1 and she will report to Feinberg.

“Kirsten has deep experience in admissions and leadership talent evaluation both inside and outside Stanford GSB,” Feinberg said. “Throughout our search process, Kirsten demonstrated her expertise and commitment to helping Stanford GSB continue to attract and develop the future leaders of tomorrow. I have every confidence that Kirsten will continue the MBA’s strong trajectory.”

Moss succeeds Derrick Bolton, who served as Assistant Dean for MBA Admissions and Financial Aid for 15 years before accepting a new position in September 2016 as Dean of Admissions for Stanford’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.

“Kirsten has a strong understanding of our school’s vision and immediately impressed us with her ideas for connecting with the next generation of students making a positive, measurable difference in the world,” said Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford GSB. “Kirsten brings a wealth of knowledge and experience — from top-tier MBA admissions programs to business consulting — and will provide fresh insight as we achieve new levels of excellence.”

“Stanford GSB has a rich legacy of equipping students with the tools necessary to create change — individually, within organizations and throughout the world,” said Moss. “I’m thrilled to join the team in this new capacity as we work together to cultivate the next generation of leaders poised to make an impact.”

Moss earned a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is currently pursuing a doctorate of psychology from William James College.

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