Virginia Tech President Tim Sands will host a virtual town hall today at 2 p.m. He will be joined in the 45-minute webinar by Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president and chief business officer, and Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources. They will discuss employee issues and answer questions related to the university’s transition from its status of essential operations – as defined under Presidential Policy Memorandum 309 – to a modified operations mode by Aug. 3, part of the university’s plan to resume in-class instruction and on-campus experiences for the fall 2020 semester.

Submit a question in advance. Questions will also be taken during the event.

Watch it here on Thursday. It will also be available from the Virginia Tech homepage, and at

The university will hold additional town halls this summer to address questions and issues related to preparing for the fall 2020 semester.

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