Jeri A. Baker has been named director of parking and transportation at Virginia Tech.
In her new role, Baker is responsible for all administrative functions relating to the management, maintaining, and planning of the university’s parking and transportation programs. The Office of Parking and Transportation, in the Division of Administrative Services, is responsible for a variety of programs and services that make it possible for students, employees, and visitors to get around the university’s Blacksburg campus efficiently.
In addition to the 31,000 students and 13,000 employees, an estimated 60,000 alumni, parents, and community members visit the campus each year. The university has more than 16,400 parking spaces, a motorist assistance program, a fleet of approximately 300 vehicles, and a robust and award-winning alternative transportation program that includes daily shuttles from the Blacksburg campus to the Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute in Roanoke.
Before coming to Virginia Tech, Baker was the director of transportation services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for two years. In that role, she managed more than 250 employees within three departments including parking, transit, and fleet, and chaired the Parking and Transportation Advisory Board.
From 2002 to 2013, Baker was the assistant director of parking and transportation services at the University of Texas at Austin.
She also has experience working as a customer service agent for State Farm Insurance and as a senior manager for FedEx.
A native of Texas, Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2014, she completed the University of Massachusetts Driver Training Program and earned her Class B, passenger endorsed, air brakes rated Commercial Driver’s License.