BLACKSBURG, Va., March 8, 2004 – Susan Dickerson of Radford, Va., former city editor of the Statesville Record & Landmark in Statesville, N.C., has been named news bureau manager at Virginia Tech. In her new position, she will oversee the distribution of university news and information to both internal (student, faculty and staff) and external audiences.
The Statesville, N.C., native has been a reporter, city editor or copy editor for several daily papers in North Carolina and Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dickerson and her husband, Drew, have two daughters.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.