Kathryn Hawkes


Kathryn Hawkes

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Kathryn (Kathy) Hawkes is the Senior Associate Dean of External Engagement at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a member of the school’s leadership team. Kathy leads teams of talented professionals and is responsible for managing all aspects of the school’s portfolio in support of the 31,000+ alumni, career services for alumni and students, and high-level collaborations with public and private institutions across the globe. In the Office of External Relations, Kathy oversees alumni experience, communications, events, fundraising, strategic initiatives, and operations. She also oversees the MIT Sloan Career Development Office which builds and maintains corporate relationships and facilitates the career search process for MIT Sloan students. Additionally, she oversees Global Programs’ efforts to bring together multi-stakeholder initiatives to catalyze regional economic and social impact by implementing new educational models.

Prior to this role, Kathy was the Executive Director of External Relations, where she oversaw the many activities across school for the MIT campaign. Kathy joined MIT Sloan in 2006 and has held a succession of roles at the school including Director of Executive Boards and Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

Before joining MIT, Kathy worked for Netezza Corporation, a data warehousing firm that was acquired by IBM, and worked in operations for the Boston Celtics.

Kathy holds an MBA from Assumption College and a BA in business administration from Saint Anselm College.