Richard E. Sorensen, of Blacksburg, Va., and dean of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, has been appointed to the founding board of the Global Foundation for Management Education.

The foundation is a joint venture between the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Development. Global Foundation seeks to identify and address challenges and opportunities in management education and practice worldwide. Sorensen, a member of AACSB's board of directors, will serve a three-year term on the Global Foundation board.

A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Sorensen received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic University and an MBA and Ph.D. in management from New York University's Stern Graduate School of Business. He has been dean of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business since July 1982.

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 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.

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