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Melissa Rapp

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EdD, 2023

Melissa Rapp is the Associate Dean of Graduate Admissions for the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.  In this role, she leads the teams responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, and matriculation of students across the portfolio of Graduate Business programs including MBA programs, Master of Science in Business Analytics program, and Master of Analytical Finance program.  

A longtime higher education professional with over 15 years of experience, Melissa has worked at both small and large institutions helping to form and implement successful admissions strategies.  She collaborates cross-functionally with program offices, registrars, career centers, and alumni offices to develop and deliver impactful, end to end student experiences.  She has served on many focused task forces and committees to help schools improve student and staff experiences. Prior to working at Goizueta, she was Director of Admissions for Full Time MBA and MSMS programs at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  

In addition to working in education settings, Melissa worked as an independent marketing consultant and passionate volunteer for educational organizations, disabled children and on community boards. 

She holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas and a masters from Baker University. 

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