Begly appointed development director for the Pamplin College of Business

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 29, 2007 – Mark L. Begly of Blacksburg, has been appointed director of development for Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business.

Working closely with the dean of the college and the university’s central development office, Begly will plan and implement the college’s fundraising efforts. Begly joined Virginia Tech in June 2006 as its regional director of major gifts, where he was responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors across all disciplines of the university.

He had worked for seven years at Regent University, as a marketing director at its education school and the Washington, D.C., campus before being appointed executive director of advancement and university relations. He has also worked in sales and marketing at two companies.

Begly received a bachelor’s degree in human services from Springfield College in 1992 and an MBA from Regent University in 2002.

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. The college emphasizes the development of ethical values and leadership, technology, and international business skills. A member of its marketing faculty directs the interdisciplinary Sloan Foundation Forest Industries Center at Virginia Tech. The college’s other centers focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, organizational performance, and services innovation. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students. It is named in honor of alumnus Robert B. Pamplin, the former CEO of Georgia-Pacific, and businessman, philanthropist, and alumnus Robert B. Pamplin Jr.