BLACKSBURG, Va., June 13, 2012 – Virginia Tech has announced the search committee for a new dean for the Pamplin College of Business.
Earlier this spring, Richard E. Sorensen announced his retirement effective July 2013 after 31 years of service to Virginia Tech as dean of the college. Sorensen arrived at Virginia Tech in July 1982 as dean and professor of management science (now Business Information Technology). Having served as dean of the Appalachian State University’s business school for nine years before coming to Virginia Tech, he will have served as dean for a total of 40 years when he retires.
The Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes the development of leadership, technology, multicultural, and international business knowledge and skills and is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students.
Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee will chair the search committee. Members of the search committee are
The search committee welcomes nominations for the position. Virginia Tech has engaged Isaacson, Miller to assist with this search. For confidential inquiries, or to nominate an individual for this position, please Phillip Jaeger, vice president at Isaacson, Miller, or call 202-216-2276. You may also send nominations to Mark McNamee, or via campus mail, 210 Burruss Hall (0132).
The position description and application process will be announced in August 2012 and will be available through the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.
Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. Pamplin emphasizes technology and analysis that improve business, entrepreneurship that leads to innovation and innovative companies, international opportunities for learning and research, and an inclusive, collaborative community. It is named in honor of two alumni: the late Robert B. Pamplin, retired chairman of Georgia-Pacific, and businessman, author, and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr.