Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs

Guru Ghosh

    Guru Ghosh

The Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs is responsible for the following:

  • Taking the lead in carrying out the university's efforts to be fully engaged with society, here and around the world
  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge that benefits both the university and society
  • Helping faculty disseminate research results and assisting communities, business, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, and governments in working with faculty to solve real-world societal, natural resource, and other problems through research
  • Working with communities to address local-and global-economic development needs
  • Tailoring regional and online graduate and lifelong learning educational opportunities to the people served
  • Arranging opportunities for students to serve community organizations and communities while learning
  • Exploring new ways the university can leverage its resources to create a more effective international agenda
  • Managing U.S. government-funded projects around the world that aim to improve food security and natural resources management
  • Tracking Virginia Tech's international agreements with institutions abroad
  • Providing assistance with visas for visitors to the university from overseas
  • Overseeing the university's centers abroad
  • Spearheading implementation of the university's International Strategic Plan

Offices

Engagement

  • Susan E. Short | Associate Vice President
    540-231-9497
  • Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement
    Susan E. Short | Director
    540-231-9497
  • Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships
    Gary Kirk | Director
    540-231-7935
  • Continuing and Professional Education
    Scott Weimer | Director
    540-231-7887
  • Economic Development
    John Provo | Director
    540-231-4004
  • Language and Culture Institute
    Don Back | Director
    540-231-6963
  • Reynolds Homestead
    Julie Walters Steele | Director
    276-694-7181
  • Upward Bound/Talent Search
    Kimberly Andrews | Director
    540-231-6911
  • Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center - Newport News
    Melissa Lubin | Director
    757-594-7433
  • Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center - Virginia Beach
    Melissa Lubin | Director
    757-363-3930
  • Virginia Tech Richmond Center
    Melissa Lubin | Director
    804-662-7288
  • Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
    Kay Dunkley | Director
    540-767-6103
  • Virginia Tech Southwest Virginia Center
    Penny McCallum | Director
    276-619-4311

Finance and Administration

  • Jane Swan | Director
    540-231-2021

Communications

  • Andrea Brunais | Communications Manager
    540-231-4691

Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

  • Tom Shaver | General Manager
    540-231-8000

International Affairs

  • Vacant | Associate Vice President
  • Center for European Studies and Architecture
    Paul Knox | International Fellow
    540-231-1695
  • Education Abroad
    Jennifer Sax | Director
    540-231-2114
  • International Support Services
    Ian Leuschner | Director
    540-231-3736
  • Office of International Research, Education, and Development
    Michael Bertelsen | Director
    540-231-6388

Outreach Information Services

  • Scott Farmer | Director
    540-231-5633

Administrative staff

  • Holly Carroll, Administrative Assistant
    540-231-9868
  • Kimberly Rhodes | Executive Assistant
    540-231-3205

Contact info

Mailing address
Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs (0265)
Gateway Center, Virginia Tech
902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 120
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Phone
540-231-3205