Two key promotions have been announced in the Division of Student Affairs. Byron Hughes has been named director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Heather Evans has been named director of the Leadership Education Collaborative

Both Hughes and Evans have been serving as interim directors of those departments since August 2013. 

The Virginia Tech Leadership Education Collaborative was founded in 2013 to provide a road map and a set of experiences that enable students to attain the competencies necessary for global leadership. Under Evans’ guidance, emphasis will be placed upon expanding and enhancing co-curricular and curricular leadership programs across disciplines, as well as establishing a central clearinghouse of and framework for all co-curricular leadership opportunities. The Leadership Education Collaborative also works closely with the Student Government Association.

Evans received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Radford University. She spent eight years with Radford, including serving as associate director for Student Activities and Leadership. Most recently at Virginia Tech, she has served as the director of fraternity and sorority Life.

Within the Virginia Tech fraternity and sorority community, Hughes works closely with the four governing councils (Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council), more than 50 individual chapters, chapter advisors, faculty advisors, alumni, regional and national volunteers, and national headquarters representatives.

Hughes holds a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Salisbury University. At Salisbury, he worked in housing and residence life for six years in a variety of roles, including assistant director of housing and area director. Prior to his current role at Virginia Tech, Hughes served as associate director of fraternity and sorority life. 

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.