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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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.