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Wendy Hunter Barker

Assistant Dean, Strategy and Operations

Wendy Hunter Barker oversees the Rady School of Management’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, the implementation of the Rady strategic plan, as well as most of the School's external relations units, including executive education, events, corporate relations and the Centers of Excellence. 

Prior to joining the Rady School in 2020, Hunter Barker spent 15 years in various roles at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography starting in international relations and ending as the director for strategic initiatives.  From 2007 - 2014, she was the assistant dean of academic programs and communication at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy.  

Hunter Barker graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from UCLA. She received a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University and is currently working on an Executive MBA at the Rady School (expected graduation June 2025).