Kate Salop has spent nearly twenty years in senior level higher education management. A graduate of Wellesley College, she received her Master’s degree in political science from Boston University. While in graduate school, she taught at a number of colleges, including Northeastern University, Boston University and St. Anselm College. Kate began her career at Wellesley College, eventually becoming Chief of Staff to two Wellesley Presidents. During her fourteen years at Wellesley, she helped to lead strategic planning processes, co-chaired the School’s decennial reaccreditation process, led the presidential transitional team, worked closely with the Board of Trustees, stewarded a high-profile partnership between the State Department and Sister Colleges, and played a significant role on searches for many of the College’s key senior positions. More recently, Kate served for three years as the Senior Administrative Dean at Brandeis International Business School, where she contributed to the strategic direction of the school and was responsible for the management of the operational units. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of The Rectory School, and is active in a number of local community and religious organizations.