Rachel Holloway
Rachel Holloway

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs 

Rachel Holloway leads strategies, programs, and resources that support the undergraduate educational experience at Virginia Tech. She works closely with college deans, associate deans, and other vice provosts to coordinate strategic initiatives to advance Virginia Tech’s undergraduate education profile, including current discussion on VT-shaped students and curricular development surrounding Destination Areas.

Holloway directly oversees areas that enhance the overall undergraduate experience such as academic advising, undergraduate education programs and efforts, undergraduate academic integrity, student success programs, and University Honors. 

Holloway has served on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1989. She has progressed through academic administrative and leadership roles, having served as undergraduate program coordinator, assistant department head, and head of the Department of Communication. Prior to her current position, Holloway served as associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Teresa Wright
Executive Assistant to Rachel Holloway

Email: tewright@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-4167

Alison Matthiessen

Alison Matthiessen
Communications Coordinator, Office of the Provost

Email: acordell@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5682

 

 

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Leadership Team

Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising and University Studies

Roles:

  • Oversees the University Academic Advising Center
  • Provides leadership to campus-wide academic advising initiatives
  • Directs the University Studies program

Email: kimberly.smith@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-8440

 

James Orr

James Orr
Assistant Provost for Academic Strategy and Policy

Roles:

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs strategic planning and policy initiatives
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs assessment and data analytics
  • Oversees the Undergraduate Honor Code
  • Provides leadership to campus-wide academic integrity initiatives

Email: jamesorr@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-9876

 

Mary Ann Lewis

Jennifer Helms Culhane
Director of First Year Academic Initiatives

Roles:

  • Promotes faculty development opportunities impacting first-year curricula
  • Coordinates Common Book Project
  • Works with campus partners to promote high impact practices with first-year students

Email: jculhane@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-7527

 

Stephen Biscotte

Stephen Biscotte
Coordinator of General Education

Roles:

  • Oversees the current general education program, Curriculum for Liberal Education
  • Provides leadership to revision and implementation of Pathways to General Education (for new students entering fall 2018)
  • Promotes professional development opportunities for faculty who teach general education courses

Email: biscotsm@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-4451

Paul Knox

Paul Knox
Founding Dean of the Honors College, University Distinguished Professor and senior fellow for international advancement

Roles:

  • Oversees the transition of the University Honors program to an Honors College model
  • Directs the Honors College and leads efforts to promote opportunities for honors students

Email: knox@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-1695

Christina McIntyre

Christina McIntyre
Senior Associate Director of University Honors

Roles:

  • Advises University Honors students
  • Coordinates applications to major national scholarships such as Goldwater, Udall, Truman, and Rhodes

Email: cmcintyre@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-4591

Jody Thompson Marshall

Jody Thompson Marshall
Director of Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program

Roles:

  • Oversees MAOP, which promotes diversification within the student body at Virginia Tech
  • Advises students within the program
  • Partners with other offices and programs on campus to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented students

Email: jodyt@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5023

Matthew Mayotte

Matthew Mayotte
Director of Student Athlete Academic Support Services

Roles:

  • Directs the SAASS office, which helps student-athletes balance their academic and athletic demands
  • Partners with Virginia Tech Athletics to provide programming and experiences for student-athletes to enhance their education

Email: mayotte@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-6165

Jessica Grimes

Jessica Grimes
Director of the Student Success Center

Roles:

  • Oversees the Student Success Center
  • Coordinates UNIV 1004 courses, academic support for the Presidential Scholarship Initiative, and Exam Proctoring Services

Email: jessicagrimes@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5499

Jill Sible

Jill Sible
Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education

Roles:

  • Oversees the Office of General Education and Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Provides university-wide leadership for initiatives that advance the undergraduate experience, including service as co-chair of the "Preparing Students" task force for the Beyond Boundaries visioning initiative
  • Leads multiple grant-funded programs that support the recruitment and retainment of undergraduate students

Email: siblej@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-0372

Keri Swaby

Keri Swaby
Coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Research

Roles:

  • Leads the Office of Undergraduate Research, which seeks to centralize research opportunities for undergraduates and celebrate their achievements
  • Organizes a spring and summer symposium
  • Coordinates national and regional grants and conferences that support undergraduate research

Email: kswaby@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-7737

Stephanie Clements
Coordinator of Veterans Affairs

Roles:

  • Leads Office of Veterans Services at Virginia Tech which works with the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive and process all documentation related to veteran and military student education benefits
  • Provides help to students using veteran benefits to find resources necessary for a successful transition to and through their course of study

Email: sclemen@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5815