During the virtual town hall, President Tim Sands was joined by Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president and chief business officer, and Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources, to discuss employee issues and answer questions.
Virginia Tech students are leading the design on key areas of the Creativity and Innovation District residence halls. When the buildings open for residents in the fall of 2021, student designs will come to life in three areas: the student lounge, faculty apartment, and makerspace.
Kiwus, who has served as Virginia Tech’s associate vice president and chief facilities officer since 2014, will focus on the care of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area; research and agricultural facilities throughout the commonwealth; and the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
To ensure the accurate dissemination of public health information and consistency of design of signage across all campus locations, Virginia Tech will engage a centralized process to approve and install signage in public-facing university spaces in campus locations across the Commonwealth.
Sallade was a dedicated member of the Virginia Tech Facilities Department grounds beautification team who took great care in helping to maintain the treasured flower beds, plant life, lawns, and trees on the Virginia Tech campus.
Under supervision of the university arborist, both damaged trees were removed. Upon inspection, the arborist determined the white oak suffered previously existing structural issues and root loss that contributed to the tree’s failure.
Led by the university arborist, long-term efforts were underway to preserve the historical site where the Merry Oak is located and to celebrate the tree, which had suffered substantial structural problems due to old age.
This network of nearly 125 students, faculty, and staff from across operations, academics and research, and community representatives continues to be highly engaged in moving the revision process forward – in a fully virtual environment.
Among the ways the Virginia Tech Facilities Department is striving to preserve this physical sense of place for generations to come is through the fastidious quality and design standards it sets for all construction projects on the Blacksburg campus.
Patrick Miele, graduating senior and Green Tailgate coordinator, is proud to play a strong role in helping to reduce the university’s environmental footprint through inspiring his fellow students to be more active in sustainability.
Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.
Women in Construction Week, which took place March 2-6, is just one of the ways the Facilities Department is furthering its efforts to advance women in construction and trades roles and attract more women to its talent pipeline.