Shayne Gervais has been named university registrar at Virginia Tech.

Gervais most recently served as university registrar at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. Prior to that appointment, Gervais worked in higher education administration at the University of Alabama and Algonquin College in Ontario, Canada.

In his new role, Gervais will serve as the chief student academic records official for the university, ensuring the office provides quality service for students, alumni, faculty, and staff while adhering to federal, state, and university guidelines.

As a key member of the university’s enrollment and degree management team, Gervais will advise senior leadership about initiatives and support to meet strategic enrollment goals by meeting and exceeding the student recruitment, retention, and information needs of the university community.

“Shayne’s professional experience will be an important asset in Virginia Tech’s successful implementation of its strategic enrollment management plans both for faculty collaboration in the development and delivery of curricula and in facilitating technological innovation that provides critical advising tools,” said Wanda Dean, vice provost for enrollment and degree management. 

“The requirements and demands of the Office of the University Registrar are not the same as they used to be,” Gervais said. “As the second oldest office on campus, we endeavor to marry our original values, mission, and responsibilities with the realities of assisting 21st century students. The entire university community expects professional, prompt service to be delivered using current technology. Our goal is to exceed those expectations by constantly re-evaluating our processes and providing excellent service to the Virginia Tech community.”

Gervais recieved a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and a graduate certificate in human resources management from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He later received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Alabama. He is expected to complete a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama in August.

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.