photo of Angela Q. Crispi
Title Executive Dean for Administration

Angela is the Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard Business School, leading an organization of 1,600+ staff with an operating budget of $800 million. As the senior administrative officer and in partnership with the Dean, she is responsible for the management of the School’s operations and the execution of its strategy ranging from academic programs to research.

Angela has overseen the implementation of innovations from curriculum changes to faculty initiatives. During her tenure, the School has expanded to include 14 global locations; opened 7 new buildings; and launched HBX, a groundbreaking online education platform. Angela also served as Chief Planning Officer, directing the creation and development of the campus master plan and she has been active in the School’s two capital campaigns, the most recent of which surpassed its $1 billion goal.

Angela has held a succession of roles at HBS including serving on the MBA Admissions Board and directing the offices of Financial Aid, Housing, Registrar, Student Affairs, and Community Relations. She was Secretary of the Academic Performance Committee and a founder of the Community Values Initiative.

Within Harvard University, Angela serves on the University Risk Management Council, the Administrative Council, Electronic Communications Committee, and Allston Planning groups. She was part of the core team that created the Harvard Innovation Labs, a cross-university initiative to foster entrepreneurship, and has served on committees addressing a wide range of issues from academic, physical, and campaign planning, to finance, human resources, information technology, and libraries. During academic year 2017-18 she served on the Staff Advisory Committee to support Harvard University’s Presidential search.

Before coming to Harvard, Angela led the introduction of new manufacturing practices at Waters Chromatography, a division of Millipore Corporation. She serves on Boston Medical Center’s Trust Board, Ursuline Academy’s Trustees, Harvard Business Publishing Board of Directors, and HBS and Boston College Class Leadership Committees. She holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.