Darden School Assistant Dean Barbara Millar Elected Chair of EMBA Council Board


Barbara Millar, assistant dean of the MBA for Executives Program, a format of the MBA program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, was elected chair of the Executive MBA Council Board of Trustees.

Millar joined the board in October 2010 and served as a member of its 2010 planning committee for the Executive MBA Council conference. In addition, she served as the board’s treasurer for one year and as co-chair of the council’s Branding Committee for two years.

“I am proud to have been elected to the board, and to this leadership position, by my peers. I am also proud to represent the University of Virginia and the Darden School in this important work,” said Millar, who began her term as chair in October.  

At Darden, Millar served the full-time MBA through roles in admissions, financial aid, international student advising and student affairs. In 2005, she was tapped to launch the Darden MBA for Executives Program, which welcomed its first cohort in 2006. Millar supported the launch of the Darden Global MBA for Executives Program (GEMBA) through her membership on the faculty design team. Darden’s GEMBA program began in 2011.

Before joining Darden, Millar worked for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Whittemore School of Business and Economics. She was program manager for its master’s programs, and supported the launch of its Executive MBA program. While working full time at UNH, she earned her undergraduate degree in social work and her master’s degree in counseling psychology. She received her doctorate in education (higher education leadership) at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in 1999.

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About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, the highest-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop principled and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact.  

About the Executive MBA Council

The Executive MBA Council provides a forum for programs to share best practices and gathers industry data. Currently, the council includes more than 200 educational institutions that administer 300 plus Executive MBA Programs worldwide. For additional information, visit www.embac.org. To learn more about the EMBA experience, visit www.executivemba.org.

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