Nancy Gimbel recently joined the College of Management as director of undergraduate programs, replacing Yvette McDonald who retired after thirty-seven years at Georgia Tech.
Previously Gimbel served as the student affairs specialist for Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, advising all undergraduate and graduate students. In 2004, Gimbel was recognized as one of the top academic advisors in the country by the National Academic Advising Association. She joined Georgia Tech after serving as associate director of the undergraduate business program at Emory University's Goizueta Business School from 1999 to 2002.
In her past positions, she succeeded in enhancing efficiency and communication with students through technology, various media, and alternative advising structures. "College of Management undergraduates will gradually notice increased accessibility to advising, enhanced communication about careers and internships, expanded use of technology in advising, and streamlined administrative processes," says Gimbel, who earned her master's in counselor education at the University of Florida and her bachelor's degree in communication studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Her predecessor, McDonald, joined the College of Management in 1973 after several years in another area at Tech. "Although I witnessed many changes over the years I worked at Georgia Tech, one outstanding constant I have noted throughout is the thirst for knowledge and excellence evident in College of Management undergraduates. By far, the most important facet of my job responsibilities was being certain that I personally assisted, in whatever way possible, the progress of each student in his or her journey toward the receipt of the BSM degree," McDonald says.
"At this point in time I believe that the student body is one of extremely intelligent, bright, and competitive students, ready and asking to be given opportunities to excel at even higher levels than the faculty and the Institute have witnessed before," she says.