Some 300-plus participants, including members of Pamplin’s 21 organizations of alumni and friends, gathered for the college’s inaugural Engagement Summit in October 2019 in Roanoke, Virginia. Over two days of activities, participants immersed themselves in board meetings, receptions, plenary and breakout sessions, and, of course, networking opportunities.

They discussed the future of alumni involvement with and support for the college through volunteerism, experiential opportunities, and philanthropy, as it seeks to transform business education to meet the needs of the 21st century.