Newswise — CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Darden School Foundation today announced the election of a new trustee, Frank Sands Jr., who will serve a three-year term, effective immediately.
“Frank Sands Jr. is an excellent addition to our board,” said Phil Knisely, chairman of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees. “His business experience and entrepreneurial skills will add great value to the group.”
Frank Sands Jr. is chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Sands Capital Management in Arlington, Virginia. After joining Sands Capital in 2000, he held the positions of managing director, director of research, senior portfolio manager, and president and director of research. Prior to joining Sands Capital, he held the various positions of research analyst, portfolio manager, and principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. for six years. Sands received an MBA from Darden in 1994, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 1993, and a B.A. from Washington & Lee University in 1989.
“We very much look forward to having Frank serve on the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Trip Davis, president of the Darden School Foundation and senior associate dean for external relations. “Frank’s passion for Darden, interest in emerging markets and leadership in growth investing are exceptional. We are so grateful for his willingness to serve Darden at this time of growth and momentum for the School.”
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About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
The Darden School of Business is one of the world’s leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, the highest-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop principled and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact.
About the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
The Darden School Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the Darden School by promoting philanthropic support from alumni, friends and corporations; managing endowment funds for the School’s exclusive benefit; and operating Darden’s top-ranked Executive Education program, the Inn at Darden and Abbott Center hospitality. Darden’s elected Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s strategies and gives time and advice, providing an important link between the academic and business communities.