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About Arts@VirginiaTech

Arts@VirginiaTech Mission and Vision

Elevate the arts, design, creativity, and innovation to contribute to disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning, research, student life, and community-building at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech is a global destination for creativity and the arts.

Arts@VirginiaTech Board

Under the leadership of Virginia Tech’s executive vice president and provost, the board provides vision, guidance, and advocacy for Arts@VirginiaTech, connecting arts-based curricula, research, and initiatives to cross-university efforts in creativity and innovation.

Board Members

  • Laura Belmonte, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Professor of History
  • James Bassett, Interim Director, School of Architecture and Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture, Arts, and Design 
  • Rosemary Blieszner, Interim Dean, College of Architecture, Arts, and Design and Alumni Distinguished Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science
  • Kevin Carlson, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Pamplin College of Business and Associate Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business
  • Jeff Earley, Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management
  • Kristin Gehsmann, Director of the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Professor of Literacy Education
  • David Guerin, Associate Vice Provost for Communications
  • Sylvester Johnson, Associate Vice Provost for Public Interest Technology
  • Frances Keene, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Ann-Marie Knoblauch, Director of the School of Visual Arts and Associate Professor of Art History
  • Benjamin Knapp, Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
  • Paul Knox, Dean of the Honors College and University Distinguished Professor
  • Jeffrey Loeffert, Director, School of Performing Arts
  • Ken Miller, Vice President for Finance
  • Brandy Salmon, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Partnerships
  • Ken Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Campus
  • Dan Sui, Senior Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer
  • Don Taylor, Executive Vice Provost and Charles O. Gordon Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Brenda van Gelder, Executive Director, IT Policy and Strategic Engagement Office of the VP for IT
  • Tracy Vosburgh, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
  • Ruth Waalkes, Associate Provost for the Arts and Executive Director of the Moss Arts Center
  • Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries