Susan E. Short
Susan E. Short

At Virginia Tech, engagement is in our DNA.

It’s at the core of Virginia Tech’s tripartite land-grant mission of teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, and Hokies are helping create real solutions and positive impacts across the commonwealth and beyond.

Virginia Tech engagement programs across the commonwealth help to build capacity that are transformative, mutually beneficial, and improves the human condition. Our leaders work alongside children of all ages, corporate leaders, and community champions to provide a voice to some of the most vulnerable populations in America.

Our engagement leaders work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship and designed to help build community capacity. We find ways to connect the university to diverse communities and to support and recognize community leaders, students, and faculty for exemplary contributions.

Whether it’s programs addressing skills gaps in the workforce, faculty and students partnering with organizations creating community-engaged experiences, or research-based solutions making our world a better place — Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) is much more than our university motto, it’s a way of life at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech Engaged shines a spotlight on the vital work happening across campus, throughout Virginia, and around the world. By creating a showcase for Hokies working with and in our communities, we hope to raise awareness and elevate engaged scholarship at Virginia Tech and spur others to consider adding engagement to their own projects.

Susan E. Short
Associate Vice President for Engagement