Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University" and director of digital humanities at Michigan State University, will visit multiple Virginia Tech locations Oct. 8-10.
Amazon’s Holly Sullivan said Virginia’s $1 billion plan to bolster the tech talent pipeline – which includes the Innovation Campus – was key to the company’s decision to pick a combined Arlington-Alexandria bid. Sullivan joined Virginia Tech President Tim Sands at the opening keynote panel of the Urban Land Institute’s fall meeting.
Over the three-day meeting, board members received several reports on various topics, including faculty and staff recruitment and retention efforts; academic and research programs in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area; advancement initiatives; and the parking and transportation program in Blacksburg.
The School of Public and International Affairs recently hosted 25 young leaders representing 13 African countries for leadership training, professional networking, and community engagement in Northern Virginia.
The Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation research trainee in the multidisciplinary UrbComp program, administered through the Discovery Analytics Center, will compare online and offline social networks to provide urban planners and local leaders with insights and expanded tools to increase the voice and visibility of historically marginalized citizens.
During the three-day meeting, which will be held at Virginia Tech facilities in the Northern Virginia area, board members will receive reports on academic initiatives in the region, university advancement, and campus parking and transportation.
In her new role, Roediger will lead an integrated, digitally driven communications strategy that highlights college impact, drives constituent engagement, and builds upon the college’s international profile.
Thirty-eight years ago, Luke joined Virginia Tech as an assistant professor of political science. Since then, his legacy has included university accolades in service, leadership, and program creation. And now, for the fourth time, he has been chosen for a familiar role.
Maffei has served since 2017 as the vice president of finance and administration for the organization, which helps forge connections between Virginia Tech's research enterprise and industry and government groups seeking technological and data solutions.