Senior Administrator Search Information

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

Search News

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Virginia Tech has launched a search for a new vice president for research and innovation, following Theresa Mayer’s departure from Virginia Tech in June 2019 for a position at Purdue University. The vice president for research and innovation provides critical leadership and oversight to Virginia Tech’s academic research enterprise and further enhances the university’s entrepreneurial and innovative culture, grows commercialization opportunities, and builds relationships with corporate and foundation partners.

Michael Friedlander, executive director of Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, vice president for Health Sciences and Technology, and senior dean for research for VTC School of Medicine, is chair of the search committee. Additional information about the search committee is available here. Virginia Tech has engaged Storbeck Search & Associates to assist with this search and welcomes nominations for the position. For confidential inquiries or to nominate an individual for this position, email Storbeck Search.

View the VPRI position profile (PDF).

Campus visits for finalists are anticipated to take place in April 2020. Further details will be available on this website, and information will be disseminated through VT News.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Virginia Tech has launched a search for a new vice president for student affairs, following Patty Perillo’s  departure from Virginia Tech at the end of 2019 to take a position at the University of Maryland. The vice president of student affairs provides leadership and oversight to a variety of departments in the Division of Student Affairs, including Cook Counseling Center, Dining Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Housing and Residence Life, and Schiffert Health Center among many others.

Dr. Guru Ghosh, Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs, will chair the search committee. The search committee welcomes nominations for the position though the Spelman & Johnson Group (SJG) dedicated search website. For confidential inquiries or nominations, please email Mark Hall, Vice President at SJG. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Four finalists have been selected for campus interviews in the search for the next Vice President for Student Affairs. Below is the schedule of on-campus visits. Further details about the candidates will be updated here once they have been announced publicly.

The open forum presentations are open to the entire campus community, and will be livestreamed from this site. The forum for each candidate will also be recorded and uploaded here within 24 hours of the presentation. Questions for each open forum may be submitted via email to FacultyAffairs@vt.edu at any time.

February 24-25, 2020 – Candidate 1
Open Forum Presentation
Monday, February 24, 2020

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
reception to follow from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

February 27-28, 2020 – Candidate 2
Open Forum Presentation
Thursday, February 27, 2020

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
reception to follow from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

March 2-3, 2020 – Candidate 3
Open Forum Presentation
Monday, March 2, 2020

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
reception to follow from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

March 5-6, 2020 – Candidate 4
Open Forum Presentation
Thursday, March 5, 2020

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
reception to follow from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Vice President for Student Affairs Search Timeline December 2019 Search launch January 23 2020 Position closes February 12-14 2020 Semi-Finalist interviews with Search Committee February 24- March 6 2020 Finalists in Blacksburg for on-campus interviews April/May 2020 Announcement of new VPSA Note: these dates are subject to change based on weather and candidate availability

Dean of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Virginia Tech began the search for the next dean of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine earlier this year. Finalists visited the Virginia Tech and University of Maryland campuses in September and October. A public announcement with the results of the search is expected by the end of the calendar year.

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Laura Belmonte as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, effective August 1, 2019. 

Director, University Ombuds Office

Virginia Tech is excited to welcome Reese Ramos as the inaugural director of the University Ombuds Office, effective July 1, 2019. 

Dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lee Learman as the new dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2019.