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Angela Q. Crispi

Executive Dean for Administration


    Angela is the Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard Business School, leading an organization of nearly 2,000 staff with an operating budget of $1 billion. She oversees the execution of the School’s strategy ranging from academic programs to research, and the management of areas including diversity & inclusion, external relations, financial, human resources, information technology, library, marketing and communications, operations and others.

    Angela has overseen the implementation of innovations from curriculum changes to faculty initiatives and digital transformation. During her tenure, the School has expanded to include 18 global locations; opened 8 new buildings; and launched HBS Online, 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, Presidential Committee on Sustainability, and Allston Planning groups. She was part of the core team that created the Harvard Innovation Labs, a cross-university initiative to foster entrepreneurship. She has twice served on the Staff Advisory Committee for the Harvard University President search.

    Before joining Harvard, Angela led the introduction of new manufacturing practices at Waters Chromatography, a division of Millipore Corporation. Dedicated to leadership in education and nonprofits, she serves on the Boston Symphony Orchestra Trustees, Gettysburg College Board of Trustees, Harvard Business Publishing Board of Directors, and has been an evaluator on the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and on the Boston Medical Center Trust Board. She has instructed graduate students at HBS, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Boston College. She holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.