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.
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 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.