Welcome to Virginia Tech

Portrait of President Tim Sands

We are excited that you have chosen to work at Virginia Tech with us.

This is an incredible university bound together by our commitment to our land-grant mission and our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Virginia Tech is also a great place to work and an inclusive community which values the diversity of people and ideas.

The university’s world-class reputation is the result of the dedication and loyalty of more than 13,000 full- and part-time employees who go above and beyond in their daily lives to make the university community and the communities in which they live top-notch in every way. Our employees create a culture of excellence at work and at home and help make Virginia Tech an institution with rigorous academics and an employer of choice.

Through our focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life for others.

We do this by attracting and retaining the best instructional research and administrative and professional faculty and staff in the nation to live, learn, and work together at Virginia Tech.

While our main campus is located in Blacksburg, Va., the university has satellite campuses and research stations throughout Virginia and the world. Regardless of your location, we are all part of the Hokie Nation.

You are joining an elite list of individuals who are making a difference in the lives of our students, the citizens of our state, and people across the world.

What each of us does every day matters and helps make this a great place. Each member of the Virginia Tech community has a responsibility to help us achieve our shared goals.

Again, welcome to the Virginia Tech community. We are very happy to have you join us in our effort to become an even greater, world class university.

I look foward to working with you.

Tim Sands
President