Nancy Strosnider of Lynchburg, Va., has been appointed director of development for the Division of Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech.

Strosnider brings to the position a blended background of experience in both fundraising and real estate. Most recently, she served as major gifts officer for her alma mater, Randolph College, working with alumni and friends of the college to secure major and planned gifts. Prior to her role at Randolph College, she was major gifts officer for Sweet Briar College.

In her new role, Strosnider, who has a bachelor's degree in communication, will lead efforts to promote philanthropy for the Division of Undergraduate Education, which houses 17 units comprised of the Office of Student Success, the Office of Undergraduate Programs, the Office of Enrollment and Degree Management, the Office of Academic Effectiveness, and the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning.

“We are pleased to welcome Nancy to our team,” said Daniel Wubah, vice president and dean for undergraduate education. “Her background in education and proficiency in developing relationships will help support the division, allowing us to do even more to enrich the undergraduate experience.”

“The Division of Undergraduate Education is fulfilling its directive to increase student success and achievement through a variety of activities, programs, and initiatives,” said Strosnider. “I am excited to recruit additional resources to further advocate the division’s diverse community of engaged learners.”

Before entering development full-time, Strosnider had an award-winning real estate career in her hometown of Lynchburg, Va. While involved in real estate, Strosnider raised money, awareness, and gifts in kind for multiple organizations such as the United Way, Junior League of Lynchburg Inc., schools, and churches.

As an active volunteer in her hometown, Strosnider has served on the boards of Lynch’s Ferry Authority, Jubilee Family Center, Seven Hills School, New Vistas School, and the Junior League of Lynchburg Inc.

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.