Dawn Stoneking has been appointed assistant director for finance and external initiatives for the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning. 

In this role, she manages the financial operations and new program feasibility planning for all programs, including online and distance learning, the institute's Enterprise Fund, and program-funded grants and sponsored programs.

In this position, Stoneking works closely with college leadership and central administration to communicate and execute complex financial models. In addition, she assists with instructional program cost recoveries and the distribution of specially-designated revenue funds.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining the institute's team and I look forward to serving as a liaison between the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, Virginia Tech program leaders, and clients external to the university as we continue to expand access to high-quality distance learning opportunities for academic and non-academic communities,” notes Stoneking.

Prior to joining the institute's team, Stoneking served as an assistant director for Virginia Tech’s Continuing and Professional Education, where she served on the executive leadership team to develop and expand internal and external partnerships to address corporate, government, and community needs through outreach programs.

A dual graduate of Radford University, Stoneking holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and  a master of social work. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in public administration and public affairs through Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy.

The Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, a unit within the Division of Undergraduate Education, advocates, empowers, and validates the distance learning activities at Virginia Tech. Through these efforts, the university extends its campus to communities throughout the world and provides an open campus environment that allows students to opportunity to learn anytime, anyplace, while simultaneously gaining access to the world and the world gaining access to them.