Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam last month appointed a new member to the George Mason University Board of Visitors and reappointed three others. All will serve four-year terms on the 16-member body.
The new appointee is Dolly Oberoi, of Vienna, chief executive officer of C2 Technologies. Oberoi has been affiliated with Mason for the past 25 years in a variety of roles, including on the Board of Trustees and as a member of the adjunct faculty and President’s Innovation Advisory Council.
Oberoi is a pioneer in online education, and through C2 Technologies has helped academic and professional organizations transition from traditional learning environments to online learning.
Oberoi fills the vacancy left by former Congressman and Visitor Tom Davis, who was appointed to the board in 2013 and served as rector from 2014 to 2020.
The three reappointed BOV members are Horace L. Blackman, of Falls Church, senior vice president of Consulting Services at CGI Federal; Anjan Chimaladinne, of Chantilly, chief operating officer of Anshultech; and Nancy Gibson Prowitt, of Arlington, president and chief operating officer of Alcalde & Fay.
Blackman, Chimaladinne and Prowitt were initially appointed to the BOV in 2017 by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Blackman is entering his second year as the university’s vice rector.
Oberoi, who earned a master’s degree from Harvard in education technology and innovation, has received numerous honors in the business community, including the Greater Washington GovCon Awards executive of the year in 2011 and the Minority Business Leader Award in 2014 from the Washington Business Journal.