President's Executive Staff

Tim Sands

Tim Sands, President
Office of the President

Phone: 540-231-6231

Cyril Clarke, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Phone: 540-231-6122

Clarke serves as executive vice president and provost in an interim capacity. He was previously dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Dwayne Pinkney

Dwayne Pinkney, Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration

Phone: 540-231-7912

Pinkney joined Virginia Tech in 2018 after spending 14 years at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Charlie Phlegar

Charlie Phlegar, Vice President for Advancement
University Advancement

Phone: 540-231-7676

Phlegar, a Virginia Tech graduate and Blacksburg native, became Vice President of Advancement in 2015.
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Menah Pratt-Clarke

Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

Phone: 540-231-7500

Pratt-Clarke brings more than 20 years of administrative, academic, and legal experience to Virginia Tech.
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Theresa Mayer, Vice President for Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation

Phone: 540-231-6077

Mayer is widely recognized for her research in device nanomanufacturing and served as a site director for the National Science Foundation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network.
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Dwight Shelton, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 540-231-8775

Shelton joined Virginia Tech in 1979 and has served as the director of internal audit, university controller, university budget director, and associate vice president.

Cheryl Peterson

Cheryl Peterson, Executive Director of the Office of the President


Peterson came to Virginia Tech in 2014.