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Alex Castro

Executive MBA, Class of 2007

Senior Vice President of Operations
PathStone Corporation

 

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The nonprofit sector has changed dramatically in the last decade, says Alexander Castro. And the managers of such agencies need business skills to run their programs most effectively.

To that end, Castro earned an Executive MBA from the Simon School in 2007. He was the assistant director of Rochester’s Housing Council, which offers landlord education, foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling, and fair housing education. He is now Senior Vice President of Operations at PathStone Corporation, which provides housing and development services, economic development, and emergency services to low-income families and economically depressed communities.

“I had always known I wanted a graduate degree,” Castro says. “I thought I might have to take a full year off work to do it.” Castro looked at a number of graduate programs that might apply to his field. He considered master’s degree work in public policy, for example.

But to Castro, the cost of further education was an investment akin to buying a home. The consumer needs to do his research to insure that the outlay in time and money will see a positive return over time. After investigating and weighing a number of types of degrees and schools to attend, he opted for an MBA.

“And I knew it was either Simon or no program at all,” he says. “The recognition factor is key. If you are making a long-term investment like this, you might as well get the best of the best."

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“And I knew it was either Simon or no program at all,” he says. “The recognition factor is key. If you are making a long-term investment like this, you might as well get the best of the best."

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