Meacham, Barlow graduate from leadership programs

Vernon Meacham and Zeke Barlow graduated from two Virginia Tech leadership programs at a ceremony in November.

President Timothy D. Sands presented graduation certificates to the two groups and lauded the value of such programs to develop leaders within in the university.

Meacham, the director of development for the college, completed the Executive Development Institute, a year-long program for senior-level and high-potential individuals readying for their next stage in leadership.

Vernon Meacham, center, accepts his certificate from President Timothy D. Sands and Lisa Wilkes, vice president for administration.

Vernon Meacham, center, accepts his certificate from Lisa Wilkes, vice president for administration and President Timothy D. Sands.

The program focuses on five core leadership competencies: personal values, strategic thinking, management decision making, dealing with and developing people, and valuing and managing diversity

Meacham has been with the college since 2005 and works closely with individual donors, corporations, and foundations to build relationships with the college and provides leadership to our development office.

Barlow, center, accepts his certificate from Wilkes and Sands.

Barlow, center, accepts his certificate from Wilkes and Sands.

Barlow completed the Management Academy, which is a similar program geared toward preparing mid-level managers for increased leadership roles.

He is the assistant director of communications and marketing for the college and has been at Virginia Tech since 2012. Barlow orchestrates media relations for the college and develops new ways to tell the story of the college’s work in academics, research, and extension.

 

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