Wharton’s MBA Admissions Director Resigns

Ankur Kumar’s departure feeds perception that the program is in turmoil.

WhartonRemember this morning? Back then, the good folks at Penn’s Wharton School were telling us that everything is fine, just fine, thanks, despite a recent Wall Street Journal story suggesting the finance-driven program was behind the tech-startup times.

Well, like it or not, this bit of news will probably feed the growing perception of a program in turmoil:

Ankur Kumar, the Wharton School’s director ofMBA admissions and financial aid, announced on Wednesday amidst claims that Penn’s business school has lost its luster that she plans to resign at the end of the week.


Kumar said in a note to colleagues on Wednesday that she has been pursuing several job opportunities in New York City over the past few months, and that her resignation has nothing to do with the recent media coverage.

“This is not an impetuous decision,” she said. “It’s one that has been going on for quite a few months. It’s completely unrelated to anything else that’s going on.”

Don't forget, too, that Wharton Dean Thomas Robertson has promised to resign in June. But everything's fine! Just fine!

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