Roanoke College

Zubrod leaves Roanoke, assumes presidency at Va. Lutheran Homes

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SALEM, VA – Roanoke College President Sabine U. O’Hara announced today the resignation of George E. Zubrod, vice president for business affairs. Zubrod leaves Roanoke College at the end of September to assume the position of President and CEO of Virginia Lutheran Homes.

Zubrod joined Roanoke in July 1999.  He is the chief business and fiscal officer of the College. He supervises the College offices of budget and finance, physical plant, human resources and auxiliary services. Zubrod also serves as treasurer of the Roanoke College Board of Trustees.

Mark Noftsinger has been appointed as acting vice president for business affairs.  The executive committee of the board of trustees affirmed Noftsinger as acting treasurer of the board.  Noftsinger came to Roanoke College in August 2005 as director of finance and budget.  He received his M.A. in accounting from Virginia Tech, is a CPA and brings to the college more than 20 years of corporate experience as CFO, managing partner and senior vice president and CFO. 

“My heartfelt good wishes and congratulations go with Skip as he assumes his new responsibilities for the ELCA’s retirement and nursing facilities in the State of Virginia,” O’Hara said. “The Lutheran Homes’ gain is our loss and we will miss him. Skip has served the college with great distinction during his seven years as vice president and as treasurer of the board. I am grateful for his many contributions to the College and to the community.”

“I would like to thank the trustees and the Roanoke College family for their support and friendship throughout the past seven years,” Zubrod said. “At the same time, I feel a sense of excitement as I look forward to the challenges and opportunities of serving Virginia Lutheran Homes and my church in this new capacity.”

Zubrod is a member of College Lutheran Church and has served as a Trustee of Virginia Lutheran Homes for the past four years. Prior to joining Roanoke College, he served as vice president for finance at Presbyterian College for 15 years.  In addition, he held the position of business manager at Allegheny College and several positions at Frostburg State University, including director of auxiliary services.  Zubrod received his B.S. in business education/accounting and management and his M.Ed. in guidance and counseling from Shippensburg University.  He also completed post-graduate work was completed at the University of Nebraska’s College of Management.

Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,900 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.