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Dan Sui portrait.

Dan Sui, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation

Dan Sui leads the Office of Research and Innovation, which encompasses over 500 employees across research administration that includes seven institutes and supports strategic research investments and all university researchers. As chief research and innovation officer, Sui is responsible for supporting and growing Virginia Tech’s research portfolio.

Randy Heflin portrait.

Randy Heflin

Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

Laurel Miner portrait.

Laurel Miner

Assistant Vice President for Research and Innovation and Chief of Staff

Kim Borkowski portrait.

Kim Borkowski

Executive Assistant

Divisions and Business Units

Lisa M. Lee portrait.

Lisa M. Lee

Interim Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation and Director, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Jon Porter portrait.

Jon Porter

Associate Vice President,
Strategic Research Alliances

Brandy Salmon portrait.

Brandy Salmon

Associate Vice President,
Innovation and Partnerships

David Schabdach portrait.

David Schabdach

Associate Vice President,
Animal Resources and Care
Attending Veterinarian


Lynn Byrd portrait.

Lynn Byrd

Division Director,
Human Resources

Odie Fthenos portrait.

Odie Fthenos

Senior Director,

Lindsey Haugh portrait.

Lindsey Haugh

Senior Director,
Marketing and Communication

Neil Sedlak portrait.

Neil W. Sedlak

Senior Director,
Information Technology

Radka Schenk Kretinska portrait.

Radka Schenk Kretinska

Electronic Research Administration

John Talerico portrait.

John Talerico

Export and Secure Research Compliance