BLACKSBURG, Va., June 30, 2011 – Justin Camputaro of Jacksonville, Fla., has been named director of Student Centers and Activities in the Division of Student Affairs, effective July 11.
Camputaro will be responsible for the direction and supervision of the university’s student centers, including the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown and the War Memorial Chapel. He will also direct support services and advising for Virginia Tech’s more than 700 student organizations.
“Justin is passionate about developing student leadership, fostering excellence in those around him, and exploring unique ways to build community,” said Guy Sims, assistant vice president for student affairs. “He is also an active user and promoter of technology in higher education, with a focus on the impact of social media on community development. We look forward to working with him as we look toward an exciting new future for Student Centers and Activities.”
Camputaro most recently worked as director of the student union at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he oversaw the final construction and program implementation of a 157,000 square-foot facility. Previously, he has worked at Jacksonville University as director of campus activities and student commons and at Florida State University as assistant director of student activities.
A native of Catskill, N.Y., Camputaro received his bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and a master’s in education from the University of Connecticut. He currently serves as an Association of College Unions International education council member and served as South Regional Conference chair for the National Association of Campus Activities in 2007.
Formerly University Unions and Student Activities, Student Centers and Activities creates welcoming environments that foster excellence in learning, service, and community through involvement. Its programs, services, and events complement the university mission and the Division of Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning by fostering appreciation for diversity, encouraging life-long learning, enhancing personal growth, promoting leadership development, and developing productive citizens.
The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.