June 21: The Pamplin Pulse
Pamplin College of Business Interim Dean Robin Russell announces retirement
Bringing to a close an affiliation with the Pamplin College of Business that has spanned across six different decades, Interim Dean Roberta “Robin” Russell announced her retirement during a celebration of her career in May. Saonee Sarker has been named the next dean of the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business and will officially step into her new role on July 1, 2023.
Assuming leadership of Pamplin July 1, 2022, following the retirement of Robert Sumichrast, Russell’s role as interim dean was the culmination of a lifelong relationship with Pamplin and the greater Virginia Tech community. Raised by two Virginia Tech alumni, John Sr. and Margaret Snead, Russell first joined the faculty of Virginia Tech in 1983 after her time as a student in Pamplin. She would go on to earn promotions to associate professor in 1988 and to professor in 1993, before her appointment as head of the Department of Business Information Technology in 2017.
Through her years of service, Russell has become a part of the fabric of both Pamplin and Virginia Tech and will be missed.
Article ItemPamplin undergraduate teaching assistant program helps BDO ‘engage’ with students , article
Though a regular guest at the annual Business Horizons Career Fair, public accounting firm BDO was searching for supplementary ways to engage with Pamplin College of Business students. When the chance to help sponsor the Pamplin Engage Undergraduate TA Program presented itself, BDO jumped at the opportunity.
Article ItemPamplin shares success in its first-ever international experiential learning program, DEIB Around the World , article
The Pamplin College of Business Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) recently held its first-ever international experiential learning program, DEIB Around the World.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researcher studies link between privacy regulations and vaccine hesitancy , article
Anxiety over the amount of personal information an individual is required to share when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine could be partially to blame for vaccine hesitancy in the U.S., according to research by Idris Adjerid, associate professor in the Department of Business Information Technology.
Article ItemPamplin’s Matuszak helps evolve Marketing curriculum , article
Even before Steve Matuszak, Assistant Professor of Practice in the departments of Marketing and of Management, began teaching Marketing 4304, the marketing environment was undergoing a tectonic shift. With substantive developments in interactive technology, the marketing function is no longer just about communicating to customers, but rather communicating with customers.
Article ItemManagement’s Phil Thompson receives scholar award, fellowship after mid-career change , article
The passion Phil Thompson shows for his work—specifically, his research in the field of micro-organizational behavior—is apparent in the accolades he has received. Thompson was recently presented with the Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar Award and also received an editorial fellowship with the Journal of Applied Psychology, a Pamplin College of Business elite journal.
Article ItemProminent spaces named in new Data and Decision Sciences Building to recognize alumni generosity , article
Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors recently approved naming prominent spaces within the university’s long anticipated new transdisciplinary Data and Decision Sciences Building in recognition of gifts made by alumni linked to the professional services firm Deloitte, and the accounting and advisory firm EY.
Article ItemJennifer Havens named director of Pamplin's Center for Business Analytics , article
A seasoned entrepreneur, executive leader, and professional coach, Havens carries a breadth of experience spanning industries from health care and biotech to manufacturing and tech startups.
Pamplin Society Lunch and Learn
Noon-1 p.m. EST
Pamplin Society presents a Lunch and Learn, An Overview of the Pamplin College of Business and the Global Business and Analytics Complex. Join us for this virtual event on July 12 from 12-1 p.m. EST.
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Amy Transue at 540-231-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.
Saturday, Sept. 30
Three hours before kickoff
Hahn Garden Pavilion
ACIS Alumni Corporate Sponsored Tailgate
Saturday, Oct. 14
Three hours before kickoff
Hahn Garden Pavilion
More information to come!
Pamplin in the News & Notes
Select recent appearances of Pamplin College of Business faculty, students, and alumni in the news, as well as recent announcements and college notes.
- Faculty academies recognize three new members for exceptional leadership, service
- Pamplin Executive Ph.D. student successfully navigates the challenges of academia
- BIT, Management student Bensouda receives 2023 Pamplin Service Award
- Your Personal Data Has Been Stolen. Will It Really Cost You Anything?