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Don Hempson

Associate Vice President for International Affairs
Portrait of Don Hempson
University Gateway Center
902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 120 (0265)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Don Hempson plays a key role expanding the university’s presence around the world. He oversees an international portfolio that includes Virginia Tech's study abroad programs in the Global Education Office, the Language and Culture Institute, Global Strategic Services, the Center for International Research, Education, and Development, and working with the university’s centers in Chile and India.  

Trained in industrial engineering, Hempson veered from that career path to earn graduate degrees in history. His Ph.D. is in international history — diplomatic and business affairs. Before coming to Virginia Tech, he led the Global Gateways initiatives at Ohio State.