Mr. Marc Jacobson was appointed to the Board of Visitors on November 19, 2004, and was reappointed on July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2010. He served as Rector of the Board from 2006-2008. He currently services as chair of the Student Advancement Committee and as a member of the Executive, Administration & Finance and Audit Committees. He also serves on the Board's Bylaws Review Committee and as a representative to the Educational Foundation Investment Committee.
Mr. Jacobson retired as Judge of the Norfolk Circuit Court February, 2004, a position he held since March, 1995. He was Chief Judge from July, 2001 to June, 2003. From September, 1990 to March, 1995, he was a Judge of the Norfolk General District Court.
Mr. Jacobson received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served in the United State Army Reserves as an enlisted man and as an officer in the Judge Advocate Generals Corp.
He is the past Chairman of the Judicial Administration Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia for District Courts; past Chairman of the Tidewater Area General District Court Judges' Association; past Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Courts of the Cities of Norfolk and Chesapeake; past Panel Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division; and he served as a Hearing Officer for Regulatory Agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation.
Mr. Jacobson served as a Trustee for the City of Norfolk Employees Retirement System; past President of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater; past President of Temple Israel, Norfolk; Past President of B=nai B=rith Lodge, Norfolk. He was appointed by the Governor of Virginia as a member of the Virginia-Israel Commission, and was a recipient of the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He presently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Institute for the Humanities of the University of Michigan.
Mr. Jacobson and his wife Connie reside in Norfolk, Virginia.