Becky Schlomann is the Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions for the Kelley Evening MBA Program. She started working at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI in November 2017 as a program assistant, and was promoted to her current position in December 2018. In her position, Becky supervises the recruiting and admissions staff and is responsible for tracking and meeting recruiting goals. Becky loves that her job allows her to be a relationship builder, communicating with potential applicants throughout the entire process from interest to acceptance into the program.
In August 2019, the Evening MBA Program cohort of 67 students were the first to experience the new curriculum. Becky's favorite aspect of the curriculum change has been explaining the new program aspects to potential students. Her favorite feature of the new curriculum is that it can be completed in 24 months. Another new feature that Becky is excited about is the focus on disruptive technology and data analytics. This feature will allow students to be set up for success with the changing demands in the workforce. Becky is also excited about the new credit-bearing orientation program. Students spend a week or two solving a real business case where they compete in groups by presenting their solutions.
Becky was named part of the 2019-2020 cohort for emerging leaders as part of the IUPUI Next Gen 2.0 program. The program, a strategic initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs, is dedicated to the preparation of women and underrepresented faculty and staff for positions of leadership and opportunities for advancement in higher education. Becky has enjoyed learning about how IUPUI fits into the national higher education landscape and what the other schools at IUPUI are doing. The cohort met beginning in August, and will end in one year with a capstone project.
In addition to her new role at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI and participation in the Next Gen 2.0 program, Becky also has some new responsibilities at home. She recently became a mom! Her foster child is an eleven year old named Kristiana. Becky says she's always wanted to be a mom and felt like being a foster mom was something she was meant to do. She loves the community and support available for foster parents. The biggest lesson that she’s learned while watching Kristiana grow is that she needs to live in the moment, and not worry about what's going to happen next. Kristiana and Becky love to cook and bake together.
When she's not working, Becky loves to be involved in community theatre as an actor and director. She lives in Irvington and loves the neighborhood that she lives in and she’s excited to go trick-or-treating there with Kristiana. They have a guinea pig named Milo.
This year, she’s looking forward to start working ahead for the Evening MBA Program. In 2020, she wants to take a big picture look at their recruiting process, so that they can look at how they’re reaching out to people and how they can make the program more diverse and continue to build a program that’s reflective of Kelley and IUPUI.