Julie Barefoot is Associate Dean of Engagement and Partnerships at Emory University's Goizueta Business School and also serves as the Interim Chief of Staff to the dean. She is responsible for maintaining relationships key to the business school and manages special projects and initiatives for the dean. She joined Emory in 1988 after working as a commercial loan officer at Mellon Bank. From that time until May 2018, Julie managed the MBA Admissions Office and was responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of students to our five MBA Programs. In her 30+ years of admissions work, she has represented Goizueta at MBA recruiting fairs worldwide and regularly engaged with alumni and corporate leaders during her travels. Julie is an expert in the admissions field, has served on numerous industry panels, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and also served on the GRE Business School Advisory Board.
At the School’s 90th Anniversary celebration, she was honored with the Outstanding Staff Impact Award recognizing her significant contributions to the school's growth, development and success during its 90 year history. She is a two-time recipient of the Donald R. Keough Staff Award of Excellence, the school’s highest service award. In 2018 she was selected for Emory University’s Staff Award of Distinction, which recognizes long-time, exceptional service and dedication to Emory.
Julie graduated with honors from the University of Alabama and earned her MBA at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.