Join Associate Dean Kate Klepper, Assistant Dean and Director of Programs and Students Services Gail Justino-Miller, and Senior Director of the Graduate Career Center Susan Antonelli for a warm virtual welcome to you and your fellow admitted students.

We'll begin with a brief overview of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Student Services, and our Graduate Career Center, followed by a Q&A.

At the event, you'll meet…

Kate Klepper

Kate Klepper has served as the Associate Dean since 2005 overseeing the graduate portfolio at the D'Amore-McKim School. The School offers a variety of Master level programs including a Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Online MBA as well as a variety of specialty MBA and Master Degree and Graduate Certificate programs.

Kate is a member of the D'Amore-McKim leadership team and also sits on the Graduate Programs and Assessment Committee within the School and the Graduate Dean's Council for the University. She has been the primary representative to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) throughout her career in higher education.

She is currently serving as the Vice Chair of GMAC Board of Directors. Kate is also a member of the Board of the MBA Roundtable, and The Washington Campus. Prior to her current role at Northeastern Kate was the Dean of Graduate Admission at Babson College.

Gail Justino-Miller

Gail Justino-Miller is the Assistant Dean and Director of Programs and Student Services. She oversees student services and academic advising. She focuses on driving efforts that help students connect with each other and develop their networks on campus through community-building events. She is the liaison to the faculty for students and the Graduate Programs team.

Under Gail's leadership, the student services team provides strategic and career-focused academic advising, as well as proactive student life management and personal advising. Gail champions efforts to improve and enhance the D'Amore-McKim graduate student experience. Overall, she fosters a culture of responsiveness, accountability, and support among staff for students' needs and initiatives.

Gail has dedicated her career to helping students successfully navigate their academic journey. Prior to coming to Northeastern University, Gail held a similar role at Boston University as a director of graduate programs for seven years. Before that, she served as an associate director of undergraduate programs. Before focusing on student services, Gail had a broad background in higher education, having held higher education administration roles at Boston College, Simmons College, Babson College, and Syracuse University.

Susan Antonelli is the Senior Director of the Graduate Career Center.

As senior director of the D'Amore-McKim Career Center, Susan oversees both student career preparation and employer relations and development. She focuses on driving efforts to build unique engagements that enable our students to accomplish their professional goals and our employer-partners to fulfill their strategic talent acquisition and workforce solutions.

Susan has a broad background in higher education. She previously served as dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs at Simmons University and has also held leadership roles at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Boston, Wheelock College, Cambridge College, and Emerson College. She has taught courses on historic and present-day college student activist movements, leadership development, and adult development.

Susan's research is focused on the experience of strongly ethnically-identified Italian American college students, and she was the recipient of a fellowship from the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute to attend the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar at Università Roma Tre in Rome.