Daniel Wubah, vice president and dean for undergraduate education, is leaving Virginia Tech to assume the role of provost at Washington and Lee University, effective July 1.  

With this upcoming departure, senior vice president and provost Mark McNamee has taken the opportunity to carefully consider and make adjustments to the organizational structure of the Division of Undergraduate Education. As part of a divisional reorganization, a new position has been created to oversee the strategies, programs and resources that support the undergraduate educational experience at Virginia Tech.

The vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs will work closely with the deans and associate deans as well as the other vice provosts to coordinate strategic initiatives to advance Virginia Tech’s undergraduate education profile. The area includes strategic and programmatic responsibility for a range of student support and success services, first year experiences, the integrated general education curriculum, undergraduate research, and the university honors program.

Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee will chair the search committee. Members of the search committee are

  • Terri Bourdon, senior instructor, Department of Mathematics
  • Gary Downey, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science and Technology in Society
  • Jeff Earley, assistant provost for finance
  • Susan Haymore, director of undergraduate advising, College of Science
  • Joe Merola, professor of chemistry and president of the Faculty Senate
  • Patty Perillo, vice president for student affairs

The search committee welcomes nominations of current Virginia Tech employees for the position. Please send nominations to Mark McNamee, or via campus mail, 210 Burruss Hall (0132).

The position description and application process will be announced next week and will be available through the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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