BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 21, 2005 – Mary Grace T. Campos of Blacksburg and Rosa N. Jones of Christiansburg, Va., have been named assistant directors of Multicultural Programs and Services at Virginia Tech.
Campos has been named assistant director for advising and Jones for programming. Campos’s primary responsibility will be to provide advisement to the Black Student Alliance (BSA), Asian American Student Union (AASU), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance (LGBTA), Latino Association of Student Organizations (LASO), and other student organizations that are engaged in cultural programming.
As assistant director for programming, Jones will manage the Black Cultural Center and the Multicultural Center, both located in Squires Student Center. For more than a decade, the cultural centers have served as a comfort zone, resource center, gathering place, student organizational office and art gallery for multicultural students, faculty and staff. Jones will also coordinate annual cultural celebrations and awareness programs, as well as offer advising, consultation, and event planning assistance to Registered Student Organizations and other multicultural student organizations.
Prior to her current appointment, Campos served as program coordinator for the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech where she designed, implemented, and evaluated Women’s Center programs and coordinated Women’s Month activities. Before that, she was the Student Success Programs coordinator in Virginia Tech’s Provost’s Office, recruitment coordinator for the vice president for Student Affairs, and Access Program advisor and team leader for the Tidewater Scholarship Foundation in Norfolk.
Campos’s activities include the Diversity Summit Task Force, the Student Achievement through Involvement and Leadership Committee, a committee of the Council for the Advancement of Standards Women Student Programs and Services Revision Committee, and the conference of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs. She has published in her field and given numerous presentations to groups such as the National Women’s Studies Association and the National College Access Network conference. She is a member of the American College Personnel Association, the National Women’s Studies Association, and the Virginia College Personnel Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech.
Jones received a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech. She most recently served as interim assistant director of Cultural Programs in the Department of Student Activities at Virginia Tech. In that role, she served as faculty advisor to various student organizations, brought entertainers and speakers to campus, assisted with leadership- development and training programs and with the administration of organizational operating budgets, and supervised graduate-assistant and practicum students. She also has served as coordinator for Multicultural Programs in the Student Life Office at Virginia Tech and as student services specialist for classified staff in the office of Multicultural Student Services at Old Dominion.
Jones has conducted a first-year seminar for the Office of student Programs and Introduction of Residence for Residential and Dining Programs. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the National Association for Campus Activities, and the Black Caucus at Virginia Tech.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities 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 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 180 academic degree programs.