Last week I received an email with wonderful news from my friend Sara Neher, whom I came to know through the International Relations Organization when we were both undergrads at UVA. Sara told me that in a few weeks she's going to become the new Director of Admissions at Darden. Since Dawna Clarke left Darden to go to Tuck last year Darden has been searching for a full-time replacement. In the interim Everette Fortner, Director of the Career Development Center at Darden, has been overseeing Admissions.
I'm very excited for both Sara and Darden. Darden gets a great talent and Sara gets a wonderful opportunity. A little background on Sara: she graduated in 1996 from UVA. From there she worked at P&G eventually getting her MBA from Emory in 2001. She came back to Charlottesville to become the Director of the Undergraduate Program at the Jefferson Scholars foundation - UVA's full-ride scholarship program of which Sara was a recipient when she was an undergrad.