Aissatou Samba has been named housekeeping manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Her leadership was key as the inn implemented new safety procedures in response to COVID-19.
“The University Libraries is committed to the safety and welfare of our patrons and employees,” said Bob Pillow, University Libraries’ assistant director of user services. “Newman Library is a very popular study spot for undergraduate and graduate students in Blacksburg, so we wanted to provide students the space to work while also ensuring physical distancing.”
Virginia Tech essential employees’ exceptional stories of service and commitment offer valuable insights into the problem-solving, empathy, and hard work required to maintain critical operations during dynamic times.
Student researchers, representing Virginia Tech and other Virginia universities, embraced the virtual environment and helped pioneer a new format for delivering research for future conference participants.
Connie Stovall’s position in the University Libraries started out as a few side projects after a conversation between University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters and Brandy Salmon, associate vice president for innovation and partnerships and managing director for the new Innovation Campus.
In the year of “unprecedented,” Virginia Tech brings new and exciting definitions to the word. Virginia Tech will welcome its most diverse first-year class to date, composed of 6,675 students from 46 states and 46 countries. Move-in will take place August 14-23, and incoming residents from around the world will begin their journey at Virginia Tech.