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Pamplin Engagement Summit, October 10-11, 2019

Dean Robert Sumichrast

The inaugural Pamplin Engagement Summit is an unprecedented opportunity to bring together all senior volunteer leaders in collaboration as Pamplin College of Business transforms the traditional model of education to answer the challenges of tomorrow to meet the needs of the 21st century workforce.

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Post Engagement Summit Documents

Post Engagement Summit Survey Analysis.pdf
Hokie Mentorship Connect.pdf
Pamplin Alumni Lifecycle.pdf
Pamplin Strategic Plan Implementation.pdf
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Jim Hatch, 2018 University Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipient, immediate-past Chair, Pamplin Advisory Council Cabinet and Chair, Pamplin Community for Leadership and Community, discusses how building community and bringing boards together will propel Pamplin College of Business forward.


8:00 a.m.
  • Registration Opens
  • Buses begin running from Roanoke to Blacksburg
9:00 a.m.
  • The Program in Real Estate Advisory Board Meeting
10:30 a.m.
  • HTM Advisory Board Meeting (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch
1:00 p.m.
  • APEX Advisory Board Meeting
  • Management Advisory Board Meeting
  • Pamplin Advisory Council Committee Meetings
  • The Program in Real Estate Advisory Board Meeting
  • Sales/Marketing Industry Mentoring Advisory Board Meeting
3:00 p.m.
  • Pamplin Advisory Council Cabinet Meeting
5:00 p.m.
  • Happy Hour, Hotel Roanoke Courtyard
  • HTM Annual Scholarship Dinner (Blacksburg Country Club)  
7:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Reception, Taubman Museum of Art Atrium
8:00 p.m.
  • After Hours Cocktails, Hotel Roanoke
11:00 p.m.
  • Buses stop running from Roanoke to Blacksburg
7:30 a.m.
  • Registration Opens    
  • Buses begin running from Roanoke to Blacksburg
8:00 a.m.

Pamplin Engagement Summit

  • Plenary Session
  • State of Pamplin Address
8:45 a.m.
  • Pamplin Alumni Life Cycle Panel
9:30 a.m.
  • Networking Break
9:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Hokie Mentorship Connect: Building a strategic plan for Pamplin mentorship programming
  • Pamplin Alumni Lifecycle (PAL): Building the Pamplin community
  • Pamplin Strategic Plan Implementation: The Role of Volunteer Advisory Board Leaders (this session is for Pamplin advisory board Presidents/Chairs, Department, and Center Chairs)
11:30 a.m.
  • Special luncheon program with University welcome and remarks by Dwayne Pinkney, Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration, Virginia Tech, Pamplin Awards Ceremony and more!
1:30 p.m.
  • ACIS Advisory Board Meeting
  • Pamplin Society Meeting
  • Finance Advisory Board Meeting
  • MBAA Advisory Board Meeting
  • BIT Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 p.m.
  • Campaign Kick-Off: Moss Arts Center Reception and Special Performance
8:00 p.m.
  • Campaign Kick-Off: Concert on the Drillfield 
11:00 p.m.
  • Buses stop running from Roanoke to Blacksburg

*All advisory boards are invited to attend social networking and the plenary session

  • Tailgate at the Virginia Tech Holtzman Alumni Center (three hours before kick-off) 
  • Virginia Tech vs. University of Rhode Island Football Game