Tracee de Hahn has been named director of alumni relations for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

In her new position, de Hahn will promote, coordinate, implement, and evaluate alumni-related special events, programs, and projects for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. She will provide guidance to college departments and serve as the college’s liaison with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.

“Tracee’s extraordinary breadth of experience and education make her well qualified to understand our programs and connect with our alumni on a personal level and to set the strategic direction for our alumni relations program at the college level,” said Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Jack Davis.

De Hahn previously worked for California Polytechnic State University as the executive vice president of the Cal Poly Alumni Association and assistant vice president of alumni relations. While there, she set the strategic direction for the university's alumni association, alumni relations office, annual giving program, and special events office. 

In addition, de Hahn has served as the executive director for the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in Lexington, Kentucky, and worked as a project manager for several architecture firms.

“We are extremely pleased that our alumni relations program was able to attract a person as qualified as Tracee de Hahn to help broaden connections and engagement with alumni in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies,“ added Tom Tillar, vice president for Alumni Relations.

De Hahn received her master's degree and bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky.

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.