Who We Are

Dr. Cyril Clarke Interim Executive Vice President and Provost 210 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-6122

Virginia Tech Interim Provost, Dr. Cyril Clarke

Cyril Clarke

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
210 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-6123


Shannon Harvey Executive Assistant to the Provost 210 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-6122

Executive Assistant to the Provost, Shannon Harvey

Shannon Harvey

Executive Assistant to the Provost
210 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-6123

Academic Deans

Alan Grant Academic Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences Mailcode 0402 540- 231-4152

Academic Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Alan Grant

Alan Grant

Academic Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences
CALS Administration (0402)
Phone: 540-231-4152
Meet Alan Grant  >

Serves the people of the Commonwealth and beyond by enhancing the vitality and sustainability of agriculture, revitalizing rural families and communities, improving human and animal health and nutrition, and enhancing the quality of our environment.

Richard Blythe Academic Dean for Architecture and Urban Studies Mailcode 0205 540- 231-16416

Academic Dean for Architecture and Urban Studies, Richard Blythe

Richard Blythe

Academic Dean for Architecture and Urban Studies
Architecture (0205)
Phone: 540-231-6416
Meet Richard Blythe  >

Understand, through acts of creation, design, construction, and analysis, the forces that give meaning and value to the built environments that shape our lives.

Robert Sumichrast Academic Dean for Business Mailcode 0209 540- 231-6601

Academic Dean for Business, Robaert Sumichrast

Robert Sumichrast

Academic Dean for Business
Business (0209)
Phone: 540-231-6601
Meet Robert Sumichrast >

Emphasizes technology and analysis that improve business, entrepreneurship that leads to innovation and innovative companies, international opportunities for learning and research, and an inclusive, collaborative community.

Julia Ross Academic Dean for Engineering Mailcode 02017 540- 231-9752

Academic Dean for Engineering, Julia Ross

Julia Ross

Academic Dean for Engineering
Engineering (0217)
Phone: 540-231-9752
Meet Julia Ross  >

Pushes the boundaries beyond classroom learned knowledge by applying a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to preparing students to be highly recruitable problem solvers and leaders.

Rosemary Blieszner Academic Dean for Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Mailcode 0426 540- 231-6779

Academic Dean for Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Rosemary Blieszner

Rosemary Blieszner

Academic Dean for Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
CLAHS OOD Operations (0426)
Phone: 540-231-6779
Meet Rosemary Blieszner  >

Combines the liberal arts’ passion for exploration with a land grant institution’s sense of civic engagement and the technology of a top public research university.

Paul Winistorfer Academic Dean for Natural Resources and Environment Mailcode 0320 540- 231-5481

Academic Dean for Natural Resources and Environment, Paul Winistorfer

Paul Winistorfer

Academic Dean for Natural Resources and Environment
College of Natural Resources Environment (0320)
Phone: 540-231-5481
Meet Paul Winistorfer  >

Builds upon existing strengths to become an innovative leader in environmental and natural resource science, discovering and sharing the knowledge needed to sustainably manage our resources for future generations.

Sally Morton Academic Dean for Science Mailcode 0405 540- 231-5422

Academic Dean for Science, Sally Morton

Sally Morton

Academic Dean for Science
Dean of Science (0405)
Phone: 540-231-5422
Meet Sally Morton  >

Applies fundamental scientific principles to pursue questions beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines and established knowledge to promote healthy people, strong communities, and a sustainable planet.

Tyler Walters Academic Dean for University Libraries Mailcode 0434 540- 231-5595

Academic Dean for University Libraries, Tyler Walters

Tyler Walters

Academic Dean for University Libraries
Library (0434)
Phone: 540-231-5595
Meet Tyler Walters  >

Provides access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines; and fosters innovation, discovery, creativity, and collaboration through spaces, technology, services, and people.

Gregory Daniel Academic Dean for Veterinary Medicine Mailcode 0442 540- 231-4621

Academic Dean for Veterinary Medicine, Gregory Daniel

Gregory Daniel

Interim Academic Dean for Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine (0442)
Phone: 540-231-4621
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Protects and enhances animal, human, and environmental health and welfare through the education of a diverse population of professional and post-graduate students in preparation for careers in the broad areas of veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, and public health.

Cynda Johnson Academic Dean for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Mailcode 0807 540- 526-2559

Academic Dean for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Cynda Johnson

Cynda Johnson

Academic Dean for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
VTC School of Medicine (0807)
Phone: 540-526-2559
Meet Cynda Johnson  >

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine—a unique partnership between a public research university (Virginia Tech) and a private health care provider (Carilion Clinic)—is a fully accredited, four-year medical school.

Academic Vice Presidents

Karen DePauw Academic Vice President for Graduate Education Mailcode 0325 540- 231-7581

Academic Vice President for Graduate Education, Karen DePauw

Karen DePauw

Academic Vice President for Graduate Education
Graduate School (0325)
Phone: 540-231-7581
Meet Karen DePauw  >

Has responsibility and budgetary authority over all operations of a centralized Graduate School, and also advises several graduate students organizations.

Michael Friedlander Academic Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology Mailcode 0801 540-526-2013

Academic Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Michael Friedlander

Michael Friedlander

Academic Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology
VTCRI Friedlander Lab (0801)
Phone: 540-526-2013
Meet Michael Friedlander  >

Grows the partnership with Carilion Clinic and capitalize on the health care-related resources and activities at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other colleges and research institutes.

Steven McKnight Academic Vice President for National Capital Region 900 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22203 571-858-3002

Academic Vice President for National Capital Region, Steven McKnight

Steven McKnight

Academic Vice President for National Capital Region
900 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 571-858-3002
Meet Steven McKnight >

Develops and implements strategic directions for the National Capital Region, improving coordination of services and operations across multiple locations within the region, enhancing the visibility and presence of Virginia Tech and its programs in the National Capital Region.

Guru Ghosh Academic Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs Mailcode 0265 540- 231-3205

Academic Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs, Guru Ghosh

Guru Ghosh

Academic Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs
Outreach International Affairs Admin (0265)
Phone: 540-231-3205
Meet Guru Ghosh  >

Leads the university's efforts to be fully engaged with society, here and around the world; facilitates the exchange of knowledge that benefits both the university and society; and helps faculty disseminate research results and assisting communities, business, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, and governments in working with faculty to solve real-world societal, natural resource, and other problems through research.

Patricia Perillo Academic Vice President for Student Affairs Mailcode 0250 540- 231-6272

Academic Vice President for Student Affairs, Patricia Perillo

Patricia Perillo

Academic Vice President for Student Affairs
VP Student Affairs - Admin. (0250)
Phone: 540-231-6272
Meet Patricia Perillo  >

Promotes students’ academic success, personal growth, and development of life skills; and creates environments, programs, and services that support the university’s “teaching and learning” focus and its mission to “expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life."

 

Vice Provosts

Ken Smith Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-1807

Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management, Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-1807
Meet Ken Smith  >

Oversees the university's academic budget, manages academic space, provides data and services for assessment and evaluation, and monitors implementation of the university's strategic plan.


Jeff Earley Associate Vice Provost for Finance 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-6905

Associate Vice Provost for Finance, Jeff Earley

Jeff Earley

Associate Vice Provost for Finance
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-6905
Meet Jeff Earley >


Roxanne Gile Interim Associate Vice Provost for Academic Decision Support North End 460, Suite 301 (0433) 460 Turner Street NW 540-231-8725

Interim Associate Vice Provost for Academic Decision Support, Roxanne Gile

R. Thulasi Kumar

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Decision Support


Van Coble Assistant Provost for Academic Space 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-4380

Assistant Provost for Academic Space, Van Coble

Van Coble

Assistant Provost for Academic Space
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-4380
Meet Van Coble >

Luisa Havens Vice Provost for Enrollment Management North End Center, Suite 3500 (0392) 540-231-4623

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Luisa Havens

Luisa Havens

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
North End Center, Suite 3500 (0392)
Phone: 540-231-4623
Meet Luisa Havens  >

Assists in the recruitment, admission, enrollment, and academic scheduling of our students, while aligning resources to enhance the quality and diversity of the student body. Key offices include Undergraduate Admissions, University Scholarships and Financial Aid, University Registrar, Summer and Winter Sessions, and Degree Development and Support.


Juan Espinoza Interim Director for Undergraduate Admissions 540-231-6267

Interim Director for Undergraduate Admissions, Juan Espinoza

Juan Espinoza

Interim Director for Undergraduate Admissions
925 Prices Fork Road (0202)
Phone: 540-231-6267


Karen Eley Sanders Associate Vice Provost for College Access College Access Collaborative (0543) 207 West Roanoke Street 540-231-4925

Associate Vice Provost for College Access, Karen Eley Sanders

Karen Eley Sanders

Associate Vice Provost for College Access
College Access Collaborative (0543)
207 West Roanoke Street
Phone: 540-231-4925

  • Pre-college and Pipeline Initiatives

Rick Sparks Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation & Effectiveness and University Registrar Student Services Building, Suite 250 (0134) 800 Washington Street, SW 540-231-7951

Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation & Effectiveness and University Registrar, Rick Sparks

Rick Sparks

University Registrar and Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness
Student Services Building, Suite 250 (0134)
800 Washington Street, SW
Phone: 540-231-7951


Elizabeth Armstrong Director, Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid Student Services Building, Suite 200 (0222) 800 Washington Street, SW 540-231-7197

Director, Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid, Elizabeth Armstrong

Elizabeth Armstrong

Director for University Scholarships and Financial Aid
Student Services Building, Suite 200 (0222)
800 Washington Street, SW
Phone: 540-231-7197

Jack Finney Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-6122

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Jack Finney

Jack Finney

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-6122
Meet Jack Finney >

Leads initiatives to promote the hiring of outstanding and diverse faculty members; the development, implementation, and interpretation of faculty policies; the promotion and tenure process; and academic leadership development programs.


Ellen Plummer Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-6122

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration, Ellen Plummer

Ellen Plummer

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-9595
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Sylvester Johnson Assistant Vice Provost for Humanities Center for Humanities (0227) 540-231-9120

Assistant Vice Provost for Humanities, Sylvester Johnson

Sylvester Johnson

Assistant Vice Provost for Humanities
Center for Humanities (0227)
Phone: 540-231-9120
Meet Sylvester Johnson >


Peggy Layne Assistant Provost for Faculty Development Director, AdvanceVT 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-9948

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Director of AdvanceVT, Peggy Layne

Peggy Layne

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Director for AdvanceVT
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-9948
Meet Peggy Layne >



Amy Hogan Assistant Provost for Leadership Initiatives 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-3273

Assistant Provost for Leadership Initiatives, Amy Hogan

Amy Hogan

Assistant Provost for Leadership Initiatives
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-3273
Meet Amy Hogan >

Menah Pratt-Clarke Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity 336 Burruss Hall (0216) 540-231-7500

Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity, Menah Pratt-Clarke

Menah Pratt-Clarke

Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Vice President for Strategic Affairs
336 Burruss Hall (0216)
Phone: 540-231-7500
Meet Menah Pratt-Clarke  >

Leads and coordinates Virginia Tech’s distributed model of inclusion and diversity. Also advises university leadership on policies, programs, services, and current issues that shape and impact the university’s progress on inclusion and diversity.


Mercedes Ramírez Fernández Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Affairs and Diversity 336 Burruss Hall (0216) 800 Drillfield Drive 540-231-6208

Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Affairs and Diversity, Mercedes Ramírez Fernández

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández

Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Affairs and Diversity
336 Burruss Hall (0216)
800 Drillfield Drive
Phone: 540-231-6208

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Curriculum
  • Climate

Marcy Schnitzer Assistant Provost for Diversity & Strategic Planning 336 Burruss Hall (0216) 800 Drillfield Drive 540-231-3811

Assistant Provost for Diversity & Strategic Planning, Marcy Schnitzer

Marcy Schnitzer

Assistant Provost for Diversity and Strategic Planning
336 Burruss Hall (0216)
800 Drillfield Drive
Phone: 540-231-3811

  • Faculty
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research

Michele Deramo Assistant Provost for Diversity Education & Programs 336 Burruss Hall (0216) 800 Drillfield Drive 540-231-7500

Assistant Provost for Diversity Education & Programs, Michele Deramo

Michele Deramo

Assistant Provost for Diversity Education and Programs
336 Burruss Hall (0216)
800 Drillfield Drive
Phone: 540-231-7500

  • Training
  • Education Programs

Don Taylor Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation & Effectiveness 330 Burruss Hall 540-231-6122

Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation & Effectiveness, Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness
330 Burruss Hall
Phone: 540-231-7028
Meet Don Taylor  >

Oversees efforts to connect undergraduate and graduate student success with external organizations and employers and develop new and innovative ways to deliver curriculum across all university units.


Catherine Amelink Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness (0217) 540-231-4051

Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovations and Effectiveness, Catherine Amelink

Catherine Amelink

Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness
North End 460 (0217)
Phone: 540-231-4051


Rick Sparks Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation & Effectiveness and University Registrar Student Services Building, Suite 250 (0134) 800 Washington Street, SW 540-231-7951

Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation & Effectiveness and University Registrar, Rick Sparks

Rick Sparks

Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness and University Registrar
Student Services Building, Suite 250 (0134)
800 Washington Street, SW
Phone: 540-231-7951


C. Noel Byrd Associate Vice Provost for Degree Innovation and SCHEV Compliance 330 Burruss Hall (0132) 540-231-7548

Associate Vice Provost for Degree Innovation and SCHEV Compliance, C. Noel Byrd

C. Noel Byrd

Associate Vice Provost for Degree Innovation and SCHEV Compliance
330 Burruss Hall (0132)
Phone: 540-231-7548

  • SCHEV Compliance
  • Degree Innovation

Kristen Bush Assistant Provost for Regional Accreditation Mailcode 0493 540- 231-1796

Assistant Provost for Regional Accreditation, Kristen Bush

Kristen Bush

Assistant Provost for Regional Accreditation
(0493)
Phone: 540- 231-1796
Meet Kristen Bush >


Donna Cassell Ratcliffe Director of Career and Professional Development Smith Career Center (0128) 870 Washington Street, SW 540-231-8077

Director of Career and Professional Development, Donna Cassell Ratcliffe

Donna Cassell Ratcliffe

Director for Career and Professional Development
Smith Career Center (0128)
870 Washington Street, SW
Phone: 540-231-8077

Rachel Holloway Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs 104 Burruss Hall (0717) 540-231-4167

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rachel Holloway

Rachel Holloway

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
104 Burruss Hall (0717)
Phone: 540-231-4167
Meet Rachel Holloway  >

Coordinates strategic initiatives to advance undergraduate education at Virginia Tech. Key offices and programs include First Year Experiences, General Education Initiatives, Student Success Initiatives, Undergraduate Honor System, Undergraduate Research, and the University Honors Program.


Kimberly Smith Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives 117 Femoyer Hall (0154) 280 Stanger Street 540-231-8440

Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives, Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith

Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives and Director of University Studies and Explore Technology
117 Femoyer Hall (0154)
280 Stanger Street
Phone: 540-231-8440


James Earl Orr Jr. Assistant Provost for Academic Strategy and Policy 104 Hillcrest Hall (0909) 385 West Campus Drive 540-231-9876

Assistant Provost for Academic Strategy and Policy, James Earl Orr Jr.

James Earl Orr Jr.

Assistant Provost for Academic Strategy and Policy and Director of Undergraduate Academic Integrity
104 Hillcrest Hall (0909)
385 West Campus Drive
Phone: 540-231-9876

 


Kimberly Filer Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning 111 Hillcrest Hall (0453) 385 West Campus Drive 540-231-2685

Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Kimberly Filer

Kimberly Filer

Assistant Provost for Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
111 Hillcrest Hall (0453)
385 West Campus Drive
Phone: 540-231-5212


Matthew Mayotte Director, Student Athlete Academic Support Services 329 Lane Stadium (0389) 285 Spring Rd 540-231-6165

Director, Student Athlete Academic Support Services, Matthew Mayotte

Matthew Mayotte

Director for Student Athlete Academic Support Services
329 Lane Stadium (0389)
285 Spring Rd
Phone: 540-231-6165


Claire Oliveros Assistant Provost for Student Success Initiatives Burruss Hall, Suite 104 (0717) 800 Drillfield Drive 540-231-7244

Assistant Provost for Student Success Initiatives, Claire Oliveros

Claire Oliveros

Assistant Provost for Student Success Initiatives
Burruss Hall, Suite 104 (0717)
800 Drillfield Drive
Phone: 540-231-7244


Jill Sible Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Burruss Hall, Suite 104 (0717) 800 Drillfield Drive 540-231-0372

Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Jill Sible

Jill Sible

Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Burruss Hall, Suite 104 (0717)
800 Drillfield Drive
Phone: 540-231-0372

Arts

Ruth Waalkes Associate Provost for the Arts Executive Director, Moss Arts Center 190 Alumni Mall (0916) 540-231-0844

Associate Provost for the Arts Executive Director, Moss Arts Center, Ruth Waalkes

Ruth Waalkes

Associate Provost for the Arts, and Executive Director for Moss Arts Center
190 Alumni Mall (0916)
Phone: 540-231-0844
Meet Ruth Waalkes  >

Sets strategic direction and creates programmatic priorities for university level arts initiatives, and leads the overall development, artistic programming, and operations of the Moss Arts Center.

Communications

David Guerin Associate Vice Provost for Communications 315 Burruss Hall (540) 231-0871

Associate Vice Provost for Communications, David Guerin

David Guerin

Associate Vice Provost for Communications
315 Burruss Hall
Phone: 540-231-0871
Meet David Guerin >

Implements communications strategies and tactics relevant to graduate and undergraduate recruitment, faculty recruitment, inclusion and diversity, outreach and international affairs, student life, and university initiatives related to Destination Areas and the National Capital Region.

ICAT

Benjamin Knapp Director for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology Mail code (0916) 540-231-1911

Director for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Benjamin Knapp

Benjamin Knapp

Director for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Mail code (0916)
Phone: 540-231-1911
Meet Benjamin Knapp >

An organization of individuals, teams, and communities that create, innovate, and inspire without regard for discipline boundaries or limitations.