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Jennifer Carter elected vice president for outreach for Project Management Institute's Washington, D.C., chapter


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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, Sept. 24, 2012 – Jennifer Carter, assistant director of Continuing and Professional Education at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va., has been elected vice president for outreach for the Project Management Institute’s Washington, D.C., chapter.

The Project Management Institute is a worldwide association for project management professionals, and the D.C. chapter is the institute’s largest chapter at more than 10,000 active members. As vice president for outreach, Carter will oversee the chapter’s corporate and community programs, high school and college outreach, chapter-to-chapter programs, and communities of practice alliances.

She will serve for a term of two years.

“I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Carter has been elected as the 2012-14 vice president for outreach for [the chapter],” said the chapter’s Chair and CEO Darla Howard-Ramirez. “We look forward to utilizing Jennifer’s enthusiasm and professional experience in this important community leader role.”

Carter was named an assistant director for Continuing and Professional Education in 2011. She is responsible for developing partnerships and outreach programs in the National Capital Region.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Carter served as the director of outreach and the instructional design coordinator for the Society for Science and the Public. She has also held positions at the Science Application International Corporation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has a master's degree in national security and public safety from the University of New Haven and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Georgia.

Continuing and Professional Education is a unit of Outreach and International Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs supports the university’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and economic development projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning – all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world. Outreach and International Affairs leads Virginia Tech’s presence on five continents; its regional research and development centers across the commonwealth focus on graduate education and professional development. Blacksburg-based centers are dedicated to student engagement, language, policy, and governance.

Written by Jennifer Gibson.