Three appointments announced in Pamplin College of Business
July 14, 2006
Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business has appointed Roderick A. Hall, of Christiansburg, Va., as associate dean for administration and research, effective July 1 and Bonnie L. Gilbert, of Newport, Va., as assistant director of alumni relations.
In addition, Stephen J. Skripak, of Blacksburg, Va., has been named interim associate dean for graduate and international programs, also effective July 1.
Hall had been term director for the university’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science since January 2005. He previously worked at the College of Engineering, where he was associate dean for administration for more than six years. He began his Virginia Tech career with the Virginia Tech Foundation, where he worked for nine years, as business manager and later as director of business services for the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1986 and a Master’s of Business Administration degree in 1989, both from the Pamplin College of Business. He is completing a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies. Hall succeeds Hap Bonham, who returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Management after 28 years as a college administrator, including 23 years as associate dean for administration.
Gilbert has held academic and career advising positions at Virginia Tech’s academic advising center and the departments of hospitality and tourism management, communications studies, and building construction. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bluefield College in 1996 and a master’s degree in family and child development from Virginia Tech in 2000.
Skripak was most recently an instructor of management and director of Pamplin’s Small Business Institute. Before joining Virginia Tech in August 2005, he had a 25-year business career that included chief financial officer, division president, and vice president positions at Capital One and at various divisions of Sara Lee. Skripak received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Pamplin College of Business in 1979 and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Purdue University in 1987. He succeeds Tarun Sen, who returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.
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, and organizational performance. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students. It is named in honor of Robert B. Pamplin (BAD ’33), the former CEO of Georgia-Pacific, and his son, businessman and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr. (BAD ’64).