The provost's office provides support and oversight to searches for deans and academic vice presidents.  Information on current searches, candidates, and campus and community participation in the search process can be found here.

   

Current Search News:

 

Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Following the announcement that current Dean Jack Davis will step down from his role in the summer of 2017, Virginia Tech is launching an international search for the next Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.  This search will be conducted with support from executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.  A search committee has been announced,  and we are now actively recruiting for this position.   A single-page advertisement and extensive position profile are both available. Nominations and inquiries are welcome and may be submitted to VirginiaTechDean@wittkieffer.com

The overview of our process and timeline can be viewed here.  

 

 

Dean of the College of Engineering

Virginia Tech launched an international search for the next Dean of the College of Engineering earlier this year, and is excited to welcome three finalists to the Blacksburg campus in November.  A detailed position profile and advertisement for the position were developed and used for actively recruiting through the summer and early fall, and finalists were announced the last week in October.

As part of the interview and selection process for the next dean, Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis invites the campus community to meet the candidates selected for campus interviews. University and community members are invited to attend each candidate’s open forum presentation on “The Future of Engineering and Technology: Visionary Opportunities for the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.” The search committee encourages all campus and community members to submit feedback via the online surveys.

Julia Myers Ross

Nov. 2-3 – Julia Ross

Julia Ross is Dean of Engineering and Information Technology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she is also the Constellation Professor of Information Technology and Engineering and a professor of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering. In addition to serving as dean, she served as chair of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering for seven years, has supported inter-institutional research initiatives as a special assistant to the provost, and spent a year as a Fellow with the American Council on Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.

View Dr. Ross's curriculum vitae here

View the recording of Dr. Ross's open forum presentation.  

Following the open forum presentation, all participants are encouraged to provide feedback here.

Vigor Yang

Nov. 17-18 – Vigor Yang

Vigor Yang is William R. T. Oakes Professor and Chair of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, he also served as a Distinguished Professor and John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair in Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, he has also been recognized with numerous scholarly awards and honors. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Jet Propulsion from California Institute of Technology.

View Dr. Yang's curriculum vitae here

View the recording of Dr. Yang's open forum presentation.

Following the open forum presentation, all participants are encouraged to provide feedback here.

Ragu Balakrishnan

Nov. 29-30 – Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan

Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan is the Michael and Katherine Birck Head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Prior to his current role, he has also served as the associate dean for research in Purdue’s College of Engineering, as well as associate head for education and assistant head for strategic initiatives and director of graduate admissions, both in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He holds master’s degrees in Statistics and Electrical Engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all from Stanford University.

View Dr. Balakrishnan's curriculum vitae here

View the recording of Dr. Balakrishnan's open forum presentation.

Following the open forum presentation, all participants are encouraged to provide feedback here.

 

 

 

Previous Search News:

Dean of the College of Science

Following a highly engaging national search, we are pleased to announce that Sally Morton has been appointed as Dean of the College of Science, effective July 1, 2016.

 

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Following a very competitive search, we are pleased to announce that Theresa Mayer has been appointed as Vice President for Research and Innovation, effective January 18, 2016.

 

Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

Following a very fruitful search, we are pleased to announce that Menah Pratt-Clarke will join Virginia Tech as Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Vice President for Strategic Affairs on February 1, 2016.