Goizueta’s new leaders

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After an extensive national search, Ishna Hall joined the Goizueta community as assistant dean and senior director of development earlier this year. Hall leads the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement and heads a team that focuses on alumni and major gifts. The role will give Hall the opportunity to utilize her extensive leadership and fundraising experience to strengthen Goizueta’s development, outreach and constituent relations activities.

“I am beyond thrilled to join the Goizueta and Emory communities. Our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends have such a strong connection to Goizueta and an incredible desire to ‘GoBeyond’ in all endeavors,” Hall said. “It is an honor to work with Dean Erika James and our advancement and alumni engagement team to help Goizueta continue to lay the foundation for the next 100 years. I look forward to continuing to meet the members of our community in weeks and months to come.”

Prior to this role, Hall served as the director of development in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where she managed a team of fundraisers and worked as part of the senior leadership team in the College of Arts and Sciences UNC’s Campaign for All Kind. She served for more than ten years as a member of the development staff at UNC.


On May 1, Melissa Rapp assumed the position of associate dean for graduate admissions at Goizueta. She brings more than 15 years of higher education experience to the role. Rapp previously led a 12-person team focused on the Full-Time MBA and MSMS programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. While at Kellogg, Rapp was responsible for helping to meet or exceed class profile objectives as well as increasing GMAT scores and minority representation. She also implemented a data-driven approach to deploying a multimillion-dollar scholarship budget.

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