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Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors on Sept. 22 elected former Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Marc Jacobson as rector for 2006-08. He succeeds James A. Hixon. Also elected were Kendra Croshaw as vice rector and Pamela Kirk as secretary.

Jacobson, who becomes the 19th rector of the ODU board, retired as judge of the Norfolk Circuit Court on Feb. 1, 2004, a position he had held since 1995. He served as chief judge from July 2001 to June 2003. Jacobson is past chairman of the Judicial Administration Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia for District Courts; past chairman of the Tidewater Area General District Court Judges' Association; past commissioner in chancery for the Circuit Courts of the Cities of Norfolk and Chesapeake; and past panel trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division.

Jacobson is a former trustee for the city of Norfolk Employees Retirement System; past president of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater; past president of Temple Israel, Norfolk; past president of B'nai B'rith Lodge, Norfolk; and former vice president of the Tidewater Mental Health Association.

Croshaw is director of government relations and public policy for Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System, a position she has held since 1999. She is a member of Women in Government Relations, Golden Key Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Old Dominion.

Kirk, an independent marketing consultant, has worked with Bank of America, Simon-DeBartolo Properties and Advantis. She has extensive experience in
acquisition and retention marketing, regional and national marketing campaigns, business development and management, and facility and property management. She has managed annual budgets in excess of $1 million. She is a 1988 graduate of Old Dominion.

This article was posted on: September 25, 2006

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