Imad Baalbaki Appointed Assistant Vice President for Development
Effective October 1, 2007, Imad Baalbaki became the Assistant Vice President
for Development at AUB. Baalbaki has been director of development in
Beirut for the past six and a half years. During that time, the
University's annual fundraising success outside North America has
increased from $3.3 million in 2001 to almost $14.3 million in 2007,
thus helping achieve the goal of AUB's $140-million Campaign for Excellence.
Baalbaki has built strong relationships with AUB's alumni and with the
alumni chapters, as well as with other constituents of the University.
In large part, this was due to his leadership and the efforts of his staff.
In the next few years, Baalbaki will be focusing his time and attention
on maintaining the high level of support needed to sustain the University.
In this endeavor, he will be joined by Deborah Chay, the director of development
for the Americas, and her staff in New York.
Baalbaki holds a PhD in marketing and research methods from the Georgia
Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and joined the professorial ranks
of the (then) Graduate School of Business and Management at AUB in 1993.
He became director of the school in 1997, and led the school until it
became the sixth independent faculty of AUB in 2001 after which he served
as director of development (2001-07). He also contributed through the
AUB's Regional External Programs in the development of business programs
at universities in the region.
As an established academic, Baalbaki taught courses in the fields of marketing
and research methods in the United States, Lebanon, and the Gulf, and
published in those fields in international academic journals.