Jacobina to Head New Executive MBA Program at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 21, 2003 – Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business has appointed Charles Jacobina, of Reston, executive director of its new executive MBA program, scheduled to begin in the Washington, D.C., area on Feb. 6, 2004.

Jacobina was previously at The George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management, where he was a faculty member, and director/founder of the e-business program.

He has served the school in other capacities, including as director of external relations, director of the global business alliance program, and director of the accelerated MBA program. He has also worked in alumni relations and development.

As an assistant professor of marketing at George Washington, Jacobina received the Professor of the Year award for outstanding teaching. He taught e-marketing and commerce, strategic marketing, and healthcare marketing and designed the first e-marketing course. The course was selected by Prometheus as the "Best Practice Course." He also has held adjunct faculty positions at several other business schools.

A native of Latrobe, Penn., Jacobina has a doctorate in education and a master of arts in management from George Washington and a bachelor of arts from Findlay College.

As director of Pamplin's executive MBA program, he will promote and administer the program and recruit its students. He will address student needs, coordinate course offerings with faculty members and department heads, maintain relationships with corporations and governmental agencies, and develop strategic plans for the program's future growth. For more information on the program, please visit its web site: emba.cob.vt.edu.

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 leadership skills and ethical (contactname, contactphone, contactemail, headline, leadsentence, morepara, releasedate, storysource, releasenumber, college, itemnumber, releaseyear) VALUES and the integration of technology in the academic curriculum, and prepares students for global business challenges through faculty-led study abroad programs. The college has research centers that focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, energy modeling, and wireless telecommunications. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech's eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.