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.
Michael Beckley said he applauds Virginia Tech’s commitment to investing in students, citing the proposed Global Business and Analytics Complex that promotes collaboration and teamwork and supports enhanced advising and career services.
Chosen from an inspiring mix of firms that responded to a public RFP issued last summer, SmithGroup — which has offices in 15 cities — will provide full design services for the first 300,000-square-foot building.
Collins, who has led Cornell’s college of engineering since 2010, was a key member of the leadership team that successfully bid to partner with New York City to build Cornell Tech, which opened its Roosevelt Island campus in 2017.
Haugh, who has nearly 20 years of public relations, marketing, and communication experience, including nine years at Virginia Tech, will be working in an integral role to raise the profile of Virginia Tech’s national and international research portfolio.
As data breaches and cyberattacks continue to grow, businesses, government agencies, and other employers are seeking employees with the right skills to help them. The cybersecurity option would help meet the tremendous need for talent in this field.
Sara Hooshangi is the founding program director for the master of engineering degree in computer science, the first new degree program for the Innovation Campus. Virginia Tech announced its plans for the Innovation Campus a year ago today.
As expected, Virginia Tech’s agreements with the state – one outlining undergraduate growth and one for graduate growth – include $167.7 million in capital funding for the Innovation Campus’s first academic building in Alexandria and $69 million in capital funding for a data and decisions building in Blacksburg.
During the two-day meeting, board members will receive updates, reports, or presentations on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Innovation Campus, the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, and other priorities.
Launched earlier this year, the program is based at the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences Campus in Roanoke. As director, Hanlon and her team will collaborate with researchers from across Virginia Tech and the region who are studying health-related issues.
Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech has a goal to raise $1.5 billion to fuel excellence across all university programs and drive forward major strategic priorities. A second goal is to engage 100,000 alumni in meaningful ways over the course of the campaign.