Following the appointment of John E. Dooley as the chief executive officer of the Virginia Tech Foundation last year, Virginia Tech appointed Jerome Niles as the interim vice president for Outreach and International Affairs.  A search committee was appointed in the fall and has been working to find the next vice president for this key organization.  The search committee has identified a third candidate for an on-campus interview following a review of all recent applications.

As part of the interview and selection process for the next vice president, Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee invites all members of the campus community to attend the open forum presentation on “The Vision for Community and Global Engagement at Virginia Tech.” The open forum presentation will also be broadcast live via AdobeConnect for remote participants, and a recording of the session will be available online following each.

A reception will also be held following the open forum presentation. Candidate visit information (including CV and a survey link to provide feedback) will be posted on the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.  The search committee encourages all campus and community members to submit feedback via the online survey.

March 26-27, 2013 – Guru Ghosh

Guru Ghosh currently serves as the Associate Vice President for International Affairs at Virginia Tech. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary, a master's degree in student personnel administration in higher education from Ball State University, and a bachelor's degree in international business from Marycrest College. 

Ghosh has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education administration across units with responsibilities in international programs, residential life, admissions, student activities, extended education, civic engagement, student retention initiatives, multicultural affairs, and international student services. Ghosh has held service positions on boards for organizations supporting international education initiatives, and has been an active participant in university governance and service roles since joining Virginia Tech in 2011. 

  • Open Forum Presentation and Reception: March 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m., The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

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