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Acting President Broderick to be Honored with Humanitarian Award

John R. Broderick, acting president at Old Dominion University, will be honored for his community service at the 45th annual Humanitarian Awards dinner of the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities April 2 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

The public is invited to attend the awards dinner. Advance reservations are required and available by calling (804) 515-7950.

The Humanitarian Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

As acting president, Broderick guides the university's six colleges, more than 10 economic development and research centers, and numerous partnerships with government and business organizations and agencies. He oversees an operating budget of $411.6 million and more than 2,500 faculty and staff members.

Shortly after assuming the role of acting president, Broderick commissioned a university-wide enrollment management study that will result in the integration of all of Old Dominion's programs, practices, policies and planning to achieve optimal future enrollment and growth. The plan will establish institutional priorities and provide the basis on which to make decisions for the future of the university.

Additionally, during his tenure, Old Dominion will create its 2009-2014 Strategic Plan, which will position the university to further develop its growing research reputation, enhance its residential campus, and strengthen its partnerships and contributions to the region.

Prior to becoming acting president, Broderick served as vice president of institutional advancement and admissions and chief of staff to the president. His areas of responsibility included admissions, athletics, community relations, governmental relations, licensing, marketing, media relations, military affairs, photography, publications, special events and student financial aid.

In addition to his administrative duties, Broderick annually teaches graduate courses in the Darden College of Education.

He was recognized for his contributions to higher education with the College Communicators Association Distinguished Service Award. He was a finalist for the national PR News' Professional of the Year Award.

Throughout his career, Broderick has been actively engaged in numerous community and professional organizations. He currently is a board member of the Hampton Roads Partnership, Urban League and Virginia Beach Vision, and has served for many years as a youth soccer league coach in Chesapeake.

Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Broderick was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and an administrator at St. Bonaventure University. He received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and a graduate degree from St. Bonaventure.

This article was posted on: March 30, 2009

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