World News – CA – PRESIDENT BRODERICK RECEIVES FIRST CITIZEN AWARD OF HAMPTON ROADS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Norfolk, October 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Old Dominion University President John R Broderick received this year’s Hampton Roads First Citizen’s Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce during the BRAVO! 2020 Leadership Celebration Ceremony Thursday Night at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott

« The highest honor bestowed annually by the Hampton Roads Chamber Leadership Development Program (LEAD) is the Hampton Roads First Citizen AwardThis award honors a leader whose tireless efforts have led our region to fruitful partnerships and greater prosperity A leader who works beyond traditional borders through selfless service, enriching those around him by cultivating land fertile for prosperity and opportunities for economic growth, « said Bryan K Stephens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce » For these reasons and many more, we have chosen President John R Broderick , eighth and longest serving President of Old Dominion University He has truly been an inspiring leader and a vital asset to the Hampton Roads area « 

Under his leadership since 2008, Old Dominion has become a leader in research in fields ranging from cybersecurity to bioelectrics, and the University has received over $ 1 billion in new public and private resources.

« This award is particularly significant because it highlights regionalism and collaboration, two themes that I have favored during my presidency, » said President Broderick, who received a Community Leader earlier this year Award from the Hampton Roads Urban League and was named to Virginia Business’ Virginia 500 Power List « Like so many others, we at Old Dominion realize that our success depends on the success of Hampton Roads and our impact is greatest when we let’s join forces »

He noted ODU’s most recent collaboration with Dominion Energy, the Commonwealth, the Port of Virginia and the Virginia Maritime Association on the offshore wind power project off Virginia Beach ODU is providing research and coordination of the project

« The Wind Initiative, on the other hand, is part of a larger strategy to create synergies inside and outside the University in order to leverage the already significant benefits of the ODU and the region in the maritime sector, « he said

He also cited the ODU network of centers and institutes, which « illustrates our reach, both geographically and by discipline »

“And as part of an innovative approach to task-sharing,” he added, “when we hire the Executive Director of ICAR, this person will also be the senior resilience strategist of the community. Norfolk Town »

Noting that the University received this year a prestigious classification for community engagement from the Carnegie Foundation, he also highlighted some of the efforts of the ODU community to help the region during the pandemic:

“In short, Old Dominion has taken our community service responsibilities seriously, bringing their knowledge, knowledge and expertise to meet the pressing challenges of our time,” said President Broderick. that you have recognized our important work « 

Retired Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera, who received his Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion, received the Julian Hirst Distinguished Alumni Award 2020 at the event This award recognizes a member of LEAD Hampton Roads which embodies excellence in community, civic and professional leadership

Old Dominion University is Virginia’s entrepreneurial doctoral research university with more than 24,000 students, disciplined academics, a vibrant residential community, and initiatives that contribute $ 2.6 billion annually to the Commonwealth economy

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World News – CA – PRESIDENT BRODERICK RECEIVES FIRST CITIZEN AWARD OF HAMPTON ROADS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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