Michael Friedlander to be Ferrum College’s next executive in residence

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Michael Friedlander, founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will serve as Ferrum College’s next executive in residence on March 30. He will share his career experiences with students in a number of classes and give a keynote address at 11:15 a.m. The public is welcome to attend his presentation in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on Ferrum College’s campus.

The executive in residence initiative at Ferrum College brings the real world business experience of current and retired business professionals to campus. Guest executives tour the College, audit classes, interact with students and faculty, and are asked to deliver a lecture sharing their personal experiences and philosophies. Speakers offer insight on the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities necessary for a successful business career.

Friedlander is the vice president for health sciences and technology at Virginia Tech, where he is leading the growth across the campus of health science research and education programs. He is an active neuroscience researcher who has been recognized recently for his scientific and leadership roles by his selection as a Distinguished Scientist of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, by his selection as a Distinguished Service Member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and by his selection as one of the 50 most influential Virginians by Virginia Business magazine.

For more information on Friedlander’s presentation at Ferrum College, please visit their website.