The Admissions Team at The Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies
Applicants are welcome to contact the Admissions Team at anytime with questions.
Director, Admissions & Alumni Relations
For more than 30 years, Marcy has been overseeing admissions, alumni relations, and the coordination of special events for the Lauder Institute. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Marcy earned her B.A. in English from Mills College and her Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kara Keenan Sweeney
Director, Admissions Marketing & Financial Aid
Kara joined the Lauder team in 2015, bringing with her many years of experience in admissions, marketing, and student affairs at top universities and business schools including Columbia University, INSEAD, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Lauder Diversity Admissions Officer
Stephanie McWhite is based in Philadelphia and has many years of non-profit and higher education experience, including as a former Coordinator for Admissions & Student Affairs at Lauder, as Events Manager for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and as Associate Director for the Executive MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Stephanie works with admissions on diversity recruitment including hosting events and nurturing applicants throughout the admissions cycle on a part-time basis.
Wharton and Penn Law Admissions
For information on admission to the Wharton MBA program or the JD program at Penn Law, please contact their admissions offices: