Tony Vidmar has been appointed the assistant vice president of development for university programs at Virginia Tech.

Vidmar brings to this role 30 years experience working in higher education and faith-based advancement, most recently at The Ohio State University, where he served simultaneously as chief development officer for the university’s alumni association and acting team leader for the association’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.

“Tony’s skill and experience will benefit our efforts to engage alumni and friends in support of numerous programs on campus,” said Thim Corvin, senior associate vice president for development and principal gifts. “We’re excited to have him on board.”

In his position, Vidmar provides leadership and strategic direction to the development efforts of selected key university programs, including the Center for the Arts, University Libraries, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Diversity and Inclusion, the Graduate School, Undergraduate Education, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Affairs and Parent Support, and the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake.

“Very few institutions of higher education simultaneously embrace both the future and the past with the rigor and intentionality of Virginia Tech,” Vidmar said. “I am honored and motivated to be joining the University Development team, and I look forward to working with many gifted partners – internally and externally – to advance and elevate the top-notch programs at Virginia Tech.”

Vidmar earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from Ohio State summa cum laude and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwest Nazarene University.

“Tony’s record of engaging donors and working to benefit higher education initiatives will serve our organization well as we strive to leverage philanthropic support,” said Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Flanagan, vice president for development and university relations. “We’re excited to have him join the development team to help advance our programs and expand the positive impact they can make.”

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.