The Virginia Tech College of Engineering has named Jeremy Weaver as its assistant dean of advancement. Weaver will start at Virginia Tech on January 4.

Weaver is the college’s first assistant dean of advancement, a newly created position, that will manage development, alumni relations, and communications programs with the goal of elevating philanthropic support, in addition to its engagement and outreach with alumni. He will lead overall efforts to enhance the college’s national and global profile of faculty, staff, and student research and education. Weaver will also collaborate with the dean of engineering, administrators, department heads, faculty, and staff to develop college priorities for Virginia Tech’s capital campaign.

“In my short time at the university, I am impressed with the success achieved by the college’s advancement team,” said Julia M. Ross, dean of the College of Engineering. “Jeremy brings unparalleled depth and breadth of experience to the assistant dean position. I am confident that through his leadership, we will continue to build momentum that will propel college advancement efforts to new heights”

Most recently at Cornell University, Weaver served as the associate vice president of major gifts for alumni affairs and development, contributing to the success of the university-wide $6.36 billion capital campaign, through his leadership of the central major gift officer program.

Weaver’s 25-year career has focused on management and development at Oberlin College, Case Western Reserve University, and Cornell. Weaver’s roles included national director of leadership giving for the School of Medicine and university development at Case Western and executive director of external affairs for the Case School of Engineering. At Oberlin College, Weaver worked in various development roles, lastly as the associate vice president for development and director of major gifts.

“Jeremy has a long track record working within highly complex development programs and will bring the understanding of managing and working within a complex university like Virginia Tech,” said Mike Moyer, associate vice president of development for colleges. “His collaborative approach to team building and incorporation of creative methodologies knitting together alumni relations, development, and communications work will prove critical as we continue to grow the College of Engineering upon the strong foundation that has already been established.”

Weaver holds a bachelor of arts in communication from Cleveland State University and a master’s of nonprofit organizations from Case Western Reserve University.