A 2007 graduate of VMI and former Keydet baseball player, Corey Bachman returned to the Institute in July of 2016 as the Assistant AD for Tickets and Marketing. Bachman came back to his alma mater after serving for two years as a campus operations administrator at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas, Virginia. A member of the provost's staff, he was responsible for assisting in all facets of the office, including budgetary functions, inventory, facilities, emergency management and security.
A member of the VMI baseball program from 2004-07, Bachman spent time as a professional baseball player from 2007-09 employed by the Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Wild Things.
“VMI is a special place to me and an institution I care deeply about,” Bachman said. “As a former cadet-athlete, I saw the time and energy that athletics administrators put into creating a successful environment for VMI Athletics, and it means more to me now that I will be able to give the same experience to current athletes. I'm ready to give my all to contribute to the tradition and success of VMI.”
Prior to Northern Virginia, Bachman served as a behavioral support and classroom assistant at New Story School in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, before becoming a senior admissions counselor at Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pa.)
“It's great to welcome Corey back to the Institute,” Diles said. “His distinguished career as a cadet, his remarkable accomplishments as a baseball player, and his early professional work separated him from a talented pool of applicants. However, I could not have been more impressed with his dedication to VMI and his humility. He possesses the personal values and characteristics that make VMI a very special place.”
Before serving as an assistant baseball coach at Bloomsburg University from May 2011-August 2013, he served as the assistant director of admissions at VMI from September 2008 to May 2011. In the VMI Admissions Office, Bachman was responsible for coordinating and executing six overnight open house programs per year with each averaging 500 participants. In addition to supervising 10 high-ranking cadet ambassadors of VMI's public relations staff, he recruited and made independent admissions decisions on over 300 applicants each in 2010 and 2011.
Bachman earned a bachelor's degree in history from VMI in 2007 and later earned a master of business administration degree from Bloomsburg in 2013.