Diana Dabdub brings over 19 years of association management experience to her role as the AAVMC’s Director of Admissions and Recruitment Affairs. In this role, she develops and implements programs and initiatives related to admissions and recruitment activities at AAVMC member institutions and serves as project manager/staff liaison on special projects that support the AAVMC’s strategic goals.
This includes serving as director of the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) and generating admissions and recruitment-related data and reports to support and enhance the activities of AAVMC member institutions.
Previously, she worked for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), where she was the director of the Pharmacy Student Forum. As the forum's director, she was responsible for growing the forum's membership, cultivating the growth and development of student societies and building relationships with faculty at Colleges of Pharmacy.
Prior to working as forum director, Diana held other roles at the ASHP, including that of Membership Program Manager, where she was responsible for managing numerous society member recognition awards programs, member affinity programs, and a national student clinical skills competition involving nearly 100 teams from colleges of pharmacy nationwide. Prior to her work at the ASHP, she was the Membership Manager at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). She began her career in association management at the Special Libraries Association as the Membership Coordinator.
Diana attended the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and holds a BS in Economics. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), member of the ASAE Gold Circle Awards Committee, and was selected as the ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) Scholar for the class of 2009-2011. In 2016, Diana was selected as a Forty Under 40 Honoree from the Association Forum and USAE.