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/Pimentel & Associates to assist with this search and welcomes nominations for the position. For confidential inquiries or to nominate an individual for this position, email Liz Moseley, senior associate at Storbeck/Pimentel.

Once developed, a more detailed position description and further information about applying will be made available on this website.

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.

Once developed, a more detailed position description and further information about applying will be made available on this website.

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.