Virginia Tech's Continuing and Professional Education names new director
For more than six years, Weimer has been responsible for developing and implementing conferences and courses, some involving graduate credit. He also worked on technical assistance programs in concert with Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, and College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
"I am excited to take on this new leadership role with Continuing and Professional Education and begin to build upon the many program successes of our talented faculty, staff, and university partners," Weimer said.
"A crucial component of our global land-grant mission is connecting individuals and organizations to the wealth of research expertise and educational resources at the university," said Susan Short, associate vice president for engagement. "Continuing and Professional Education is a dynamic unit well positioned to help expand those linkages. I am delighted with Scott Weimer's vision and his approach to collaborating with academic faculty, corporate, and community leaders in the creation and dissemination of innovative program offerings."
Continuing and Professional Education works with clients outside the university as well, including Virginia's Department of Education, Department of Health, and Department of Transportation; the Virginia Economic Developers Association; and federal military and intelligence agencies. The unit provides more than $8 million worth of programming annually.
Weimer is also co-principal investigator on the $17 million grant from the U.S. Army aimed at developing schoolchildren's interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The grant involves marketing and assessing the Army’s STEM programs nationwide.
A graduate of Virginia Tech holding both a bachelor's degree and an MBA, Weimer is currently working on his Ph.D. degree in public administration and public affairs with the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.
Before working at the university, Weimer was an account representative and sales/marketing coordinator for VTLS Inc., a Blacksburg software and services company serving the library automation industry.