New Managing Director of Alumni Relations at Yale SOM

August 31st, 2015

Dear Yale SOM Alumni,  

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Kavitha Bindra ’05 as Managing Director of Alumni Relations at the Yale School of Management.  As Managing Director, Kavitha will oversee a broad portfolio of alumni relations programming to connect and engage Yale SOM alumni with the school and one another, alumni from the broader Yale community, and alumni of the Global Network for Advanced Management schools.  

Kavitha joined Yale SOM in 2012 as Associate Director of Admissions for the full-time MBA program.  In 2013 she was promoted to Deputy Director, during which time she developed and executed a robust admissions strategy for the full-time MBA program.  Kavitha has been instrumental in streamlining the selection process, improving business and system processes around enrollment, and developing a yield strategy.  Kavitha has represented Yale SOM on countless occasions to recruit talent through presentations, corporate visits, webinars, media appearances, and on-campus programming.  

Kavitha graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. in English, and she received her MBA from Yale SOM in 2005.  Needless to say, Kavitha brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience, a broad skill-set, and a unique perspective as an alumna.  She will begin her new role in early November and until then can be found in the Admissions suite.

Thanks, also, to Courtney Lightfoot who will continue to serve as Acting Director of the Alumni Relations team until Kavitha starts.  She and her colleagues - - Cindy Charlesworth, Kaela Heaslip, Sylvia Jones, and Sara Kroon - - are doing an amazing job holding down the fort with limited resources and I’m deeply grateful for their perseverance and hard work.  

Please join me in congratulating Kavitha and wishing her the best as she takes on the responsibilities of Managing Director of Alumni Relations at Yale School of Management.  
Best regards,

Joel A. Getz
Senior Associate Dean
Development & Alumni Relations
Yale School of Management