WHO SHE IS:Associate Director, Donor Relations and Special Events at Wharton.
YEARS AT PENN: 3.
WHAT SHE DOES: Rayer and her
team are in charge of the Dean’s Lecture Series and the Distinguished
Alumni Lectures—the highest profile speakers who come through
the school, from Jack Welch of GE to Andy Grove of Intel. Alumni who
want to host a dinner featuring the Dean contact Rayer and her staff,
who organize the event. Rayer and her staff are also in the midst of
planning events for the Wharton 125th anniversary, which lasts from
2006 to April of 2007.
NUMBER OF EVENTS PER YEAR: Between 35 and 45.
BEST PART OF JOB:The people, of course ... and the travel. "We're in L.A., San Francisco, Russia, China—all
over places that I never thought I would go," says Rayer.
Originally published on September 22, 2005