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November 2007 Vol. 9 No. 2

Imad Baalbaki Appointed Assistant Vice President for Development

Imad Baalbaki

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.