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OVPRI Human Resources

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Human Resources is committed to providing responsive and effective services to all university constituents in a collegial and professional manner, enabling them to achieve their goals and the mission of Virginia Tech.

We strive to respond quickly to changing funding opportunities, market competition, staffing needs, and retention of faculty members and staff.

Moreover, we strive to ensure high quality of work life for faculty members and staff of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) and research faculty.

  • Research Faculty: Learn more about research faculty, including salary adjustments and promotions, hiring procedures, and types of appointments.
  • Senior Management Area: Learn more about senior management hiring procedures, onboarding procedures, and policies/handbooks for employees.
  • Forms and Templates

Meet Our Staff

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Sandra Bryan Burks
Director for Human Resources

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Lynn Byrd
Senior Human Resources Manager

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Kaitlin Winfree

Human Resources Coordinator

Finding Our Office

OVPRI Human Resources

Burruss Hall, Suite 340
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Mail Code: 0244


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