Matthew Serr, field engineering manager for Network Infrastructure and Services at Virginia Tech, has earned the designation of Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) from Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc., the association for cabling design and installation professionals.

Individuals who receive the RCDD designation have demonstrated extensive knowledge of the design, implementation, integration, and project management of telecommunications and data networking technology and related infrastructure.

“Matt's experience with telecommunications cabling systems and project management, coupled with a strong commitment to customer service and teamwork, has made him a valuable member of our Virginia Tech team,” said John Pollard, director of technical operations for Network Infrastructure and Services. “He has expanded his expertise during his time here and has quickly become a leader in our organization.”

Serr is the first person in Network Infrastructure and Services to receive the RCDD designation.

As manager of the field engineering team, Serr oversees all aspects of the university’s inside (buildings) and outside (underground) information and communications cabling connectivity systems, including design, installation, operation, and maintenance of all copper and fiber optic telecommunications cabling from the outlet in an office to the underground cabling interconnecting buildings with the university’s core network.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2010, Serr was the primary author of a major update last year to the Virginia Tech Telecommunications Cabling Standard used in all university capital construction and renovations projects and referenced by Virginia municipalities.

Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Serr held positions in private companies in California for 10 years installing telecommunications cabling systems. He is a volunteer and advisor for a local Boy Scouts of America troop.

He received a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University.

A unit of Virginia Tech's Information Technology organization, Network Infrastructure and Services engages in the research, design and operation of advanced, highly available, reliable and secure communication and computing networks, to support of the university’s focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement.

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.