University Relations' News and Information group is a network of professional communicators located across campus. The team also produces Virginia Tech News, a web-based and email news service, and works to build stronger relationships between the university and local and national reporters.

Virginia Tech News is a daily service of the Office of University Relations to inform student, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and the broader community of current campus news and events. In addition to this website, one may subscribe to our morning news email, sent daily Monday through Friday throughout the year. We welcome your feedback on Virginia Tech News. Please contact us at VTnews@vt.edu.

Our studio
Virginia Tech's television and radio studio can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news agencies, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff. The university does not charge for use of its studio. Video is transmitted by LTN Global Communications and fees may apply. Broadcast quality audio for radio is transmitted via ISDN. Contact Bill Foy or Jordan Fifer for more information.

Tracy Vosburgh

Tracy Vosburgh
Senior Associate Vice President
for University Relations

tracyv@vt.edu
540-231-5396
315 Burruss Hall (0229)

 

Mark Owczarski

Mark Owczarski
Assistant Vice President
of University Relations

maowczar@vt.edu
540-231-5223
315 Burruss Hall (0229)

Michael Stowe
Media Relations Director
mstowe@vt.edu
540-231-2611
3016 University Gateway Center (0336)

Shannon Andrea, Director, Media Relations, National Capital Region

Portrait of Shannon Andrea

Shannon Andrea
Media Relations Director, National Capital Region
sandrea@vt.edu
571-858-3262
900 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA  22203

Ceci Leonard, Media Relations Officer

Portrait of Ceci Leonard, Media Relations Officer

Ceci Leonard
Media Relations Officer
ceciliae@vt.edu
540-357-2500
3027-C University Gateway Center (0336)

Bill Foy

Bill Foy

Bill Foy
Broadcast Operations Director
fwill55@vt.edu 
540-231-8719
3015 University Gateway Center (0336)

Jordan Fifer, Multimedia Web Producer, University Relations

Jordan Fifer portrait

Jordan Fifer
Media Relations Officer
jordanfifer@vt.edu
540-231-6997
3027-A University Gateway Center (0336)

Communications Contacts

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Zeke Barlow

Director of Communications and Marketing

540 231-5417
131 Smyth Hall (0904),
185 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24061

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Marya Barlow

Communications Director

540 231-2108
202 Cowgill Hall (0205)
1325 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Paula Byron

Director of Marketing and Communications

540 232-8574
Wallace Hall, Room 200 (0426),
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

College of Natural Resources and Environment

Heidi Ketler

Interim Communications Director

540 231-6157
321 Cheatham Hall (0324),
310 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

College of Engineering

Lindsey Haugh

Communications Director

540 231-2476
3046 Torgersen Hall (0217),
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Pamplin College of Business

Sookhan Ho

Communications Director

540 231-5071
400 Turner Street
Suite 103
Blacksburg, VA 24061

College of Science

Steven Mackay

Communications Director

540 231-5035
4300 North End Center (0405),
300 Turner St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Michael Sutphin

Public Relations Coordinator

540 231-6716
Room 227-C, Phase IV (0442),
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Alison Matthiessen

Communications Director

540 581-0228
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016 (0801)

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

John Pastor

Communications Director

540 526-2222
2 Riverside Circle,
Roanoke, VA 24016 (0801)

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

Shay Barnhart

Communications Director

540 231-8721
252 Lane Hall (0213),
280 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Moss Arts Center

Susan Bland

Associate Director of Communications

540 231-1986
Moss Arts Center (0916),
190 Alumni Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Graduate School/Graduate Education

Cathy Grimes

Communications Manager

540 231-8795
230 Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (0325),
155 Otey Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Undergraduate Admissions

Alex Parrish

Director of Communications

540 231-4293
Visitor Center (0202),
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Student Affairs

Hunter Gresham

Executive Director of Communications and IT

Mobile: 540 750-5852 | 
Office: 540 231-5258
417 Clay Street SW (0301)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Human Resources

Laura Neff-Henderson

Communications Director

540 231-8126
201 Burruss Hall (0182),
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Administrative Services

Laura Neff-Henderson

Communications Director

540 231-8126
201 Burruss Hall (0182),
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

National Capital Region

Barbara Micale

Communications Assistant Director

571 858-3008
900 N. Glebe Road,
Arlington, VA 22203 (0379)

Outreach and International Affairs

Andrea Brunais

Communications Director

540 231-4691
120 Gateway Center (0265),
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research

Vacant

Communications Director

 

Advancement

Albert Raboteau

Communications Director

540 231-4733
3209 Gateway Center (0336),
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Biocomplexity Institute

Becky Freemal

Director, Communications and Creative Services

540 231-7965
1015 Life Science Circle (0447),
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Alumni Relations

Annie McCallum

Communications Director

540 231-6845
3205 Gateway Center (0336),
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061 

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Lori Greiner

Communications Manager

540 231-5863
138 Smyth Hall (0904),
185 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24061