Laura Bald

Admissions and Systems Manager, Graduate Business Programs
 

Office: KMC 410
Phone: 503-725-8190
Email: lbald@pdx.edu

 

 

 

Laura Bald is the Admissions and Systems Manager within the Graduate Business Programs (GBP) office. In her role as the Admissions Manager, Laura manages the admissions cycle for all GBP programs. Her work includes creating and implementing strategic initiatives to improve the application process and limit bias, as well as providing support to applicants during the application, matriculation, and onboarding phases. As the Systems Manager, Laura ensures data integrity across all systems supports and maintains the software solutions used throughout the department. Additionally, she is responsible for building rubrics, metrics, and reports used to make program-critical decisions. Laura has been with the GBP since 2013 working as a student employee for her first 2 years. In 2015, she transitioned into the Admissions Manager role full-time and takes pride in seeing the GBP growing and thriving each year.

Laura earned her MS in Applied Information Management at the University of Oregon and her Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Film at UNC-Charlotte. She spends her evenings and weekends doing puzzles, playing video games, watching The Great British Baking Show, and going to the park with her husband and miniature dachshund, Dexter.