Donna Swinford

Donna Swinford

Donna joined the Office of Admissions in 2005. Donna is responsible for handling all issues related to technology, application systems and operations. Prior to moving to Admissions she held the positions of project manager for the computing services office and information services manager in MBA Career Services at Chicago Booth. Donna was integral in the development and implementation of our online application system. Donna has been at Chicago Booth since 1997.

Donna and her husband live in Chicago along with their three children.

Blog postings by Donna Swinford

The Real Impact of Booth's MBA

What is the real impact of Booth’s MBA? It’s important to understand how Booth's academic freedom, enriched classroom environment, and supportive global network allows you to take full advantage of your time and to truly get the most out of your MBA experience and future career. Read More »

The 2018-2019 Full-Time MBA Application

The 2018-19 application for Chicago Booth’s Full-Time MBA Program is now available via our online application system. As always, we maintain an evaluation process that is holistic, focused on your aspirations, and curious about what you will bring to the Chicago Booth community. Read More »

Admissions Holiday Schedule

Seasons Greetings! The Harper Center and the Full-Time MBA Admissions Office is closed from Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1, 2018. In case you are planning a visit to Chicago, the campus holiday schedule and Winter Break Visit calendar will be important to know. Read More »

2017-18 Chicago Booth Essay

We’re often asked, “What advice can you give on how to answer such an unconventional essay”? Simply put, we want applicants to have fun with the question and let their personality shine through. Read More »

Students Reflect on Their Essays

For those of you preparing your Round Two MBA applications we know it can be quite a busy time, but we hope you are finding the process of thinking about your goals and values insightful and rewarding. Read More »

The 2016-17 Full-Time MBA Essay

This past Saturday we celebrated the Class of 2016 during the University of Chicago's 527th convocation ceremony. Read More »

Reapplicants Want To Know...

I just recently returned to campus after an incredible recruiting trip to Moscow, Kyiv, Amsterdam and Brussels. It was an amazing personal and professional journey as I met so many great prospective students and alumni who amazed me with their very own #whybooth stories. Read More »