Blake Bedsole is a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama; he earned his B.S. in Psychology in 2003 and M.A. in Higher Education Administration in 2006. Blake worked in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Manderson Graduate School of Business at UA before joining the Graduate School.
In his current role as Director of Graduate Enrollment Management for the University of Alabama's Graduate School, Blake analyzes prospective graduate student data to develop specialized recruitment plans, works with academic departments to develop diverse applicant pool and develop new admissions/enrollment strategies, coordinates campus visit programs for prospective students, identifies and executes appropriate external recruitment events and conducts graduate recruitment seminars for graduate faculty.
Previously, Blake served as Director of Admissions and Student Services for the Manderson Graduate School of Business where he was responsible for all recruiting/admissions activities and the processing of applications for the full-time MBA program. He is also responsible for academic advising and other student services activities through graduation for full-time MBA students.
Blake’s other professional activities include participating in and serving as UA’s alternate representative for the Graduate Management Admissions Council, where he graduated from the GMAC Professional Development Program in July 2008. Blake is on several University standing committees and is a graduate of the “Leadership Tuscaloosa” leadership development program.