Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in being a part of university governance. If you are a Virginia Tech community member, reach out to your corresponding senate for more information on how to get involved! Below you will find links to the senate webpages as well as points of contacts for the commission and committee chairs and staff support. Feel free to reach out with questions about the work being done and information on how to best join their efforts!

Senates

Administrative and Professional Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate
Staff Senate
Graduate and Professional Student Senate
Undergraduate Student Senate

Commission Chairs | 2022-2023

Janice Austin
Commission on Administrative and Professional Faculty
LaTawnya Burleson
Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Robin Queen
Commission on Faculty Affairs
Alice Fox
Commission on Graduate and Professional Student Affairs
Montasir Abbas
Commission on Graduate and Professional Studies and Policies
Jan Helge Bohn
Commission on Outreach and International Affairs
Alexander Leonessa
Commission on Research
LaTawnya Burleson
Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs
Seungchan Jeong
Commission on Undergraduate Student Affairs
Evan Lavender-Smith
Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies

Staff Support for Commissions | 2022-2023

Kristen Mills
Commission on Administrative and Professional Faculty Affairs
Stacey Wilkerson
Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Ellen Plummer
Commission on Faculty Affairs
Carrie Mayer
Commission on Graduate and Professional Student Affairs
Carrie Mayer
Commission on Graduate and Professional Studies and Policies
Kim Rhodes
Commission on Outreach and International Affairs
Kimberly Borkowski
Commission on Research
Justin Hartsoe
Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs
Erica Milgrim
Commission on Undergraduate Student Affairs
Becki Smith
Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies

Committee Chairs | 2022-2023

Heather Gumbert
Academic Support Committee
Susan Short
Athletics Committee
Cyril Clarke | Ken Miller
Budget and Planning Committee
Liza Morris
Campus Development Committee
Mary-Ann Ibeziako
Climate Action, Sustainability, and Energy Committee
Diane Zahm
Commencement Committee
LaTawnya Burleson
Employee Benefits Committee
Cyril Clarke
Faculty Honorifics Committee
Coy Allen
Graduate Curriculum Committee
William Dougherty
Information Technology Services and Systems Committee
Brandy Salmon
Intellectual Property Committee
Hannah Shinault
Pathways General Education Curriculum Review Committee
Jenny McCoy
Transportation and Parking Committee
Kerry Redican
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Hannah Shinault
University Curriculum Committee for General Education