Jacqueline Nottingham, of Blacksburg, former associate director of undergraduate admissions for Virginia Tech, has been named the university's director of annual giving and special gifts.

Nottingham has worked at Virginia Tech for 14 years. In her new position, Nottingham will be responsible for the planning and execution of a comprehensive annual giving program designed to continue to build support for the university, including its colleges and other academic constituencies, from alumni, parents, students, friends, faculty/staff, and graduating students for all academic areas of the university.

Nottingham is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and is chairperson of Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange, a committee of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

A native of Eastville, Va., Nottingham received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a master's degree from Indiana University.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech's eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.