Kimberly S. Brown of Christiansburg, Va., who had been serving as interim associate vice provost for academic support services at Virginia Tech, has been named the university's director of academic advising in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

In this new position which reports to the associate vice president for academic support services, Brown will provide leadership and coordination for university-wide programs and initiatives related to enhancing academic advising. She will have responsibility to develop, implement, monitor, and assess academic advising activities throughout the university community through administrative collaborations with the academic colleges, the University Academic Advising Center, and various other university stakeholders in support of undergraduate education.

“As we work to enhance undergraduate education at Virginia Tech, academic advising will play a critical role in the success of that effort,” said Daniel Wubah, vice president and dean for undergraduate education. “Kimberly’s expertise in advising issues and support will provide valuable leadership as we address a major aspect of the undergraduate academic experience that needs attention.”

Brown, who served as interim associate vice provost for academic support services from February through September of this year, is currently the director of the University Academic Advising Center. In addition to her Virginia Tech service, Brown’s professional career include academic support positions at Radford University and Weber State University. She is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association.

Brown received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s degree from Radford University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.