My name is Michael J. Bates and I am the Former Director of Admissions and Recruitment for the Global Executive MBA Program for the Kellogg School of Management. In my role, I was responsible for the development, management, and execution of all prospecting, admission and enrollment efforts for the Evanston (Chicago) and Miami campus. Prior to my work in graduate admissions, I worked seven years in undergraduate admissions where I recruited for various majors including Music Performance and STEM.
I enjoy helping students demystify the college admissions process and helping to get into their dream school or finding their perfect match. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and traveling the world. I am also a 2nd degree Black Belt in Karate and I enjoy competing in Karate tournaments around the world. Most recently, I have started using those karate skills to teach women’s self defense classes at various community groups in my local area.