Vice President and Executive Director, Innovation Campus at National Landing

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Vice President and Executive Director

Innovation Campus at National Landing

Virginia Tech seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial, and transformational leader for its inaugural Vice President and Executive Director of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus at National Landing. The successful candidate shall work closely with President Sands to conceive, establish, and lead Virginia Tech’s strategy to build an internationally recognized economically self-sufficient campus in the Washington, D.C. region that serves as the preeminent magnet for high-tech talent, research, and innovation.

Built from the ground up as an entirely new campus in Alexandria, the Innovation Campus at National Landing will extend from the university’s foundation as one of the largest and most highly regarded producers of STEM degrees in the nation and the leading research institution in the Commonwealth. The campus is the centerpiece of the historic higher education proposal in Virginia’s successful bid for Amazon’s HQ2. Virginia Tech Innovation Campus at National Landing is an unprecedented move in higher education, with lasting benefits that will transform and sustain the regional and state ecosystem and increase the nation’s global competitiveness in the high-tech sector.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by September 15, 2019. Applications should include 1) a detailed resume and 2) a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant’s motivation to apply.

To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Paul Chou, Senior Client Partner & Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice

Melissa Hurst, Principal

Korn Ferry

vt-vpedic@kornferry.com

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010.