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Riley Hutchison

Assistant Director of MBA Admissions

Jenkins MBA Program


Hutchison found her passion for higher education as an undergraduate student at Appalachian State University working as a student ambassador. This led her down the path of admissions where, after graduation, she was hired as the assistant director of admissions for the college. In this role, she managed 14 out-of-state territories and 30 North Carolina counties.

As the assistant director of admissions for the Jenkins MBA Program, Hutchison will be responsible for working collaboratively with the admissions team to find the highest quality MBA candidates for the evening and online platforms. Additionally, she will participate in the selection process for various Jenkins MBA programs as well as working with the admissions ambassadors program.

Hutchison received a bachelor of arts in languages, literature and culture with a concentration in Spanish, as well as a bachelor of science in electronic media and broadcasting from Appalachian State University in 2017. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education online through Appalachian State University.

Outside of work, Hutchison enjoys spending time outdoors especially hiking, snowboarding and playing softball. She also loves college football and spending time with her friends and family.


Bachelor of Arts Languages, Literature & Culture Appalachian State University 2017

Bachelor of Science Electronic Media & Broadcasting Appalachian State University 2017

Master of Arts Higher Education Appalachian State University 2020