BLACKSBURG, Va., June 5, 2009 – Reed B. Kennedy, of Blacksburg, Va., has been appointed director of international programs in the Pamplin College of Business, effective July 10.
Kennedy has taught part-time for three years in the management department, where he has been an instructor and director of the Small Business Institute. His primary career has been in healthcare administration: he served in senior executive positions in various hospitals for more than 20 years, including three years in a mission hospital in Colombia.
Kennedy, who speaks Spanish, has led a student group on a study-abroad program in China and helped set up medical clinics in Indonesia immediately after the 2004 tsunami. He has worked as a business consultant and counselor for the Small Business Development Center for the New River Valley at Radford University.
Kennedy received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. He succeeds Lance Matheson, associate professor of business information technology, who returned to full-time teaching and research after directing the program for two years.