Jan Wilson, of Blacksburg, has been named assistant director of alumni relations for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Wilson came to Virginia Tech from her hometown of Lexington, NC, where she owned a consulting business specializing in event management and planning. Previously, she worked for the Torino and Salt Lake Organizing Committees for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the United States Committee, and owned a fine art gallery in Ketchum, ID.

Wilson received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an associate degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech is one of the largest colleges of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design and the School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.