Linda Woodard, assistant vice president for administrative services at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the “assistant vice president emerita” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1980, Woodard served in several key administrative positions. As Virginia Tech’s chief human resources officer, she supported and advanced excellence for all Virginia Tech employees, and served and guided several governance bodies including the Staff Senate.

She guided and led initiatives that had significant institutional impact including serving as the Human Resources Information System project leader from 1995 to 1997. She also was an advocate and collaborator in advancing a family friendly workplace, workplace policies and programs that advance excellence, and guided the implementation of numerous efforts to promote Virginia Tech as an employer of choice.

Woodard received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and master’s degrees from Radford University and Colorado State University.

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.