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 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.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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