Two new directors join Vanderbilt‘s Owen Graduate School of Management; Will lead admissions and career placement

Two business professionals are taking charge of essential parts of the Owen Graduate School of Management. John Roeder has been promoted to Owen‘s director of admissions and Joyce Rothenberg is now director of Owen‘s Career Management Center.

For three years Roeder served as an associate director of admissions at Owen. Before joining Vanderbilt‘s staff, Roeder was the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. There he helped lead SMU to its highest enrollment in 22 years. Roeder also served as a consultant for Andersen Business Consulting. Roeder received his BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University.

As director of the Career Management Center, Rothenberg comes to Owen with more than 20 years of strategy, marketing and research expertise and a decade of senior management experience at Fortune 500 companies.

Before coming to Vanderbilt, Rothenberg was a marketing executive at Marriott Corporation. She also worked as vice president of marketing for Luby‘s Cafeteria in San Antonio.

Rothenberg founded a market research and consulting firm in 1995 and has worked with a diverse list of clients, including Vanderbilt. Rothenberg holds an MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA in foreign languages from Grove City College.

Roeder and Rothenberg “are dedicated professionals that understand and embrace Owen‘s mission of training and developing future industry leaders,” said Owen Associate Dean of Students Jon Lehman.” They both bring tremendous energy, skills and enthusiasm to their positions.” For more news about Vanderbilt, visit the News Service homepage at

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