Sui, an internationally renowned researcher in the area of GIS-based spatial analysis and modeling for urban, environmental, and public health applications, has been appointed Virginia Tech’s vice president for research and innovation, effective Nov. 1, 2020.
Kiwus, who has served as Virginia Tech’s associate vice president and chief facilities officer since 2014, will focus on the care of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area; research and agricultural facilities throughout the commonwealth; and the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok Jr. writes, "Virginia Tech’s identity as a global land-grant university resonates in my core. I cannot overstate my gratitude for our international Hokies who enrich and strengthen both our community and education."
The group will produce a summary of the university’s progress on sustainability since Virginia Tech’s first Climate Action Commitment was put in place in 2009. Additionally, it will also develop any proposed updates to the Climate Action Commitment that was last revised in 2013.
Wilson’s career has spanned more than 40 years, during which he led facilities, construction, business, human resources, safety and security, and financial operations in both private and higher education sectors.
Walters, University Libraries dean, led the merger of international nonprofits DuraSpace and LYRASIS to make their common mission stronger and enhance services, technology, and expertise to better support libraries.
Belmonte joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 1996, and during her tenure has served as the director of American Studies and head of the Department of History before taking on her current role as associate dean for instruction and personnel in 2018. She will begin at Virginia Tech on Aug. 1.
Brandy Salmon, founding managing director of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, spoke at an event at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, while Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president for operations and administration joined Charlie Phlegar, vice president for advancement, at a Feb. 28 event with business leaders in Northern Virginia.
Learman currently serves as the senior associate dean for academic affairs and the senior associate dean for graduate medical education at the Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. He will begin his new role on July 1.