Patty Keegan

Patty Keegan


Years of admissions experience


Credentials Highlight

Director, Former Associate Dean at Chicago Booth; Former admissions committee member at Stanford GSB

"Thank you, Patty, for being a strong advocate of my personal and professional growth. I couldn’t be where I am now without you."

Patty brings 30 years of experience in MBA admissions, marketing, and student life, most notably as Associate Dean for Chicago Booth’s EMBA program. She has admitted and connected with thousands of MBA students throughout their educational journeys. Most recently, Patty served on the Admissions Committee for Stanford GSB’s MSx program.

Patty was instrumental in expanding the Booth EMBA program globally, opening campuses in Europe and Asia. She traveled extensively to recruit applicants and partnered with colleagues from top business schools to promote the EMBA experience. She is the recipient of the highest award from the Executive MBA Council and has been a featured speaker at EMBA Council, GMAC, and AACSB conferences.

Patty earned an MS in Adult Education, a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and completed multiple Chicago Booth Executive Education courses.

“I worked with Patty because I felt like she understood my story and believed I had a fighting chance at getting into my dream schools. Her confidence and support never waivered. In addition to reading every iteration of my application, she helped me perfect my story. She replied quickly with thoughtful feedback and followed up even after I submitted my applications. I will be joining MIT Sloan and couldn’t have done it without Patty!”


Q & A

Why are you passionate about coaching?

I am a natural connector and delight in helping others articulate their passions and reach their true potential. I infuse humor into the process and seek to learn all aspects of the individual and what makes them special. I am fortunate to have connected with and supported thousands of students during their educational journeys.

What’s your top piece of advice for admissions candidates?

Bring your real self to the process and be prepared for introspective work. Admissions committees notice and appreciate humility, authenticity, curiosity, and your potential contributions to classmates and their school.

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