CityBusiness Names UNO Director of MBA and Healthcare Programs One of New Orleans “Fifty Women of the Year”

aundrea kloorAundrea Kloor, director of the Office of MBA and Healthcare Programs in the University of New Orleans’ College of Business Administration has been named by CityBusinessas one of New Orleans’ “Fifty Women of the Year.” Kloor remains eligible to be selected as overall “Woman of the Year,” along with others selected for the top 50. She will appear in the Nov. 23 issue of CityBusiness announcing final awards.

A top administrator in the University of New Orleans’ College of Business Administration has been named by CityBusinessas one of New Orleans’ “Fifty Women of the Year.”

Aundrea Kloor, director of the Office of MBA and Healthcare Programs, will be honored at a noontime luncheon on Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave.  Honored in the education category of nominees, Kloor remains eligible to be selected as overall “Woman of the Year,” along with others selected for the top 50. She will appear in the Nov. 23 issue of CityBusiness announcing final awards.

The CityBusiness Awards, now in their 14th year, honor 50 women annually for their contributions to their fields, community achievements and civic involvement. This year’s pool of nominees included more than 500 local women who are leaders in their fields.

“I was really excited. I was still in shock when they called me,” Kloor said.

Kloor, who handles marketing, recruiting and sales for UNO’s MBA traditional and executive students, as well as students of the university’s healthcare management executive program, said her role entails both high-level administrative responsibilities and “street marketing: handshakes and shoe leather.” She spends ample time visiting business stakeholders in the local and regional business communities working to ensure “that UNO students will be their first choice if they have an open position.” Her regular schedule includes visits to the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Technology Council and other leading business organizations.

Kloor, who is a member of the local chapter of the national Association of Fundraising Professionals, previously served as assistant director of development for the College of Business Administration. She taps on those networking skills and other business administration and leadership experience to help ensure that UNO MBA graduates attain meaningful work and are gainfully employed upon graduation. She referred to her nomination as one of the city’s top business women as “good news.”

“I was very excited, very humbled,” she laughed. “There are some pretty heavy hitters -- I am very humbled to be in the same room as they are.”