Rohsaan Settle, associate director for student conduct at Virginia Tech, has been named interim director for student conduct. 

Angela Simmons, the former director of student conduct, was recently named as an assistant vice president for student affairs at the university

Settle has been associate director for Student Conduct since 2008. In that position, he was the chief conduct officer for residential misconduct. As primary student conduct liaison to Housing and Residence Life, Settle provided daily case management, coordination, and communication to housing and residence life conduct officers. 

He also serves as faculty advisor for the Epsilon Chi chapter of Phi Kappa Tau.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2000, Settle began his Virginia Tech career as a residence director in charge of a 900-student co-ed residence hall, He became area coordinator for residence education in 2001, assistant director of residence life in 2003, assistant director for judicial affairs in 2006, and associate director for student conduct in 2008. 

Before coming to Virginia Tech, he was assistant director of student organizations and leadership development at Gannon University.

“Ro Settle’s calm demeanor, knowledge of student conduct issues, and familiarity with Virginia Tech make him an excellent choice for interim director of this crucial functional area,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo. “We are fortunate to have qualified and committed faculty and staff who are capable and willing to step into interim positions as we further refine our organizational structure to align with our strategic priorities.”

Recognition of Settle’s contributions to the field of student affairs includes the 2002-03 Advisor of the Year award from the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, a regional chapter of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. He was named Professional and General Advisor of the Year for 2000-01 and 2001-02 by the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Settle received his bachelor's degree from Longwood University and a master's degree Virginia Tech.

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.

Written by Sandy Broughton.