Elizabeth “Beth” Armstrong has been named director of the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid at Virginia Tech.

Armstrong most recently served as senior associate director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.

In her role, Armstrong will oversee the development and implementation of financial aid strategies, policies, and procedures to meet the university’s strategic goals. She will also ensure compliance with regulations and policies.

“We are enthusiastic about Beth joining the enrollment and degree management team. She has established a successful career helping students and their families find solutions to financial hurdles that may prevent them from pursuing their education,” said Wanda Dean, vice provost for enrollment and degree management. “Her professional experience and leadership will be critical in assisting the university in reaching the ultimate goal of leveraging financial resources to meet Virginia Tech's enrollment and affordability goals.”

Armstrong will oversee more than $410 million in comprehensive and varied student aid funds in support of approximately 21,000 financial aid recipients.

“I am excited to move into this role and become a member of this great community – the Hokie Nation,” Armstrong said. “I look forward to creating and implementing plans to support and to enhance Virginia Tech's goals of higher education accessibility for students in the commonwealth and in the nation, regardless of their personal or family financial portfolio.”

Armstrong received a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and political science and master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

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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