Juan Espinoza has been named associate vice provost for enrollment management and director of undergraduate admissions for Virginia Tech's Office of Admissions.

Since December 2017, Espinoza had been serving as interim director of undergraduate admissions. While in that role, he coordinated the implementation of multiple admission application platforms and associated processes and procedures, as well as new operational optimization strategies.

"Juan is deeply committed to Virginia Tech, and has expressed his desire to continue working alongside his high-performing team in positioning the institution as a leader in innovation, access, and excellence in the undergraduate admissions space," said Luisa Havens Gerardo, vice provost for enrollment and degree management. "What he and his team have been able to accomplish together thus far has already started us in that direction."

Espinoza has 14 years of progressively responsible experience in undergraduate admissions and enrollment management, having served as an assistant director, senior assistant director, and associate director of undergraduate admissions. He has also served as inclusion coordinator and director of diversity and access initiatives before serving in his current role as assistant vice provost of enrollment management.

"I am honored by this recognition and am looking forward to continuing our work to make Virginia Tech a top destination for prospective students," Espinoza said.

Since 2013, Espinoza has served as president of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network, the largest nonprofit in Virginia focused on serving Latinos pursuing higher education and Latino professors, teachers, and other education professionals across the commonwealth. In 2016, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed Espinoza to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.